Wednesday, January 5, 2011

one of my Hubby's favs : Methi Dal (Menthaku Pappu)

Methi Dal
Serves 3 (when eaten with rice)


1 Cup toor dal
1 1/2 cups water (u can vary it according to us measurements) the dal needs to be thick.... it cant be watery as it ruins the taste completely
2-3 cups methi leaves (Preferably Fresh)
1 big Onion (cut into big pieces)
1 big green chilli (Slit length wise)
1 large tomato (Cut into big pieces )
Salt (according to taste)
Tamarind (Small lime size, soaked in water )

Tadka :

2-3 tsps of oil/ghee
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
2 Dry red chilies
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 pinch hing

Coriander leaves (Garnish)


1. Wash and soak toor dal for 20-30 mins.

2. Wash and pinch the methi leaves (wash thoroughly... or else u will end up having mitti dal :-)  )

3. Add water, onions, turmeric, tamarind juice, salt, green chillis and tomato

4. Pressure cook on medium flame till 5-6 whistles

5. Mash the dal.

6. Add 2-3 tsps of oil in a Kadai, add Mustard and jeera seeds, once they start popping, add hing, garlic cloves, dry red chillis and curry leaves.

7. Pour the tadka over the dal.....

Serve hot with Rice/Chapati.....

Sad that I cant upload the pics.... Lost my cam.... have to get a new one.. will do it soon....

Please be patient till then....

I think today I will try Methi Thepla  ..... My dear friend Vasudha had given me the recipe....

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