Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Methi Daal / White Lentils with Fenugreek leaves


Methi Daal .... Mash Ki Daal ( White Lentils ) & Methi ( Fenugreek leaves ) cooked in a tomato based curry.

Methi Daal ( White Lentils with Fenugreek leaves )
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* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 45 - 50 minutes
* Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm. Daal Maash ( White lentil )
  • 250 gm. fresh fenugreek leaves ( Methi ), washed & roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ginger & garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, cut in very thin slices

Method :
  • Wash & soak the lentil in water for about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. 
  • Add onion and fry on medium heat until it turns golden.
  • Add cumin seeds; fry for few seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, red chillies powder, turmeric powder; fry for few seconds ( take care not to burn it ).
  • Add tomato, salt and ( 1/2 cup ) water.
  • Cover & cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until the tomatoes are softened & the water dries out.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture leaves oil.
  • Add the soaked lentil, fenugreek leaves & water ( use less water as fenugreek leaves will release their own water ); stir well.
  • Cover & cook on low heat until lentil is tender, but not mushy & the water is almost dry.
  • Add green chillies & ginger.
  • Serve with Chapati or Naan along with fresh salad.  

Sending this to My Legume Love Affair-36, an event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and this month hosted by Aqua of Served with love

 
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

27 comments :

  1. very healthy curry.........nd that tomato rose looks cute.........

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  2. hmmm..nice garnishing :)
    i m sure the taste will be great too!!!
    thnx 4 sharing recipe

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  3. Wat a healthy,nutritious and protein packed dal, awesome and delicious..

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  4. Nice preparation Ambreen...I love methi daal..but have only eaten the gravy kind, this dry preparation looks too good.

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  5. Wow!!! healthy. I must try this making some day.

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  6. Dal looks delicious and healthy..will make a gr8 combo with hot parathas..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  7. Very healthy and tasty looking daal. Awesome presentation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Thank you Sameeja , Khadija, Priya , Raji, Zareena, Sunanda & Deepa for your wonderful comments. Thank you for being so encouraging :)

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  9. Excellent presentation,yummy dal too..A new version to me.

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  10. so healthy and delicious dal !! very interesting version !!

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  11. Oh, this looks very tasty, and is also very healthy. Like your presentation Ambreen!

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  12. Protein packed and healthy,delicious.

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  13. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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  14. Thank you so much Julie, Sravani, Vimitha, Tanja, Suja & Divya for being so kind about my post :)

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  15. A recipe I will try for sure! Thank you... Your blog is fantastic!

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  16. Healthy recipe and delicious too!

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  17. Looks like a healthy, flavorful dish and I love your pretty presentation!

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  18. Healthy and delicious recipe.Lovely presentation.Love the rose
    South Indian Recipes

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  19. Very healthy indeed.. That rose is one of my fav too..

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  20. I could not locate what is white lentil! Is it split moong dhal?

    Its a healthy recipe for sure.

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  21. Thanks a lot Eftychia, Sharada, Rumana, Faith, Madhu, Padhu, SouthIndianHome, Rinku & Mahi for liking it :)

    @ Mahi: No dear, it is not Moong. White lentil is split husked black gram. Also known as Urad(with the black skin removed) / Dhulli Mash ki dal or Mash ki Dal in Urdu. Hope this helps :)

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  22. Oh..is it Urad dhal?? I never used it in a regular side dish with Methi. We use it for making idly and vada!

    I used to wonder what would be that white lentil whenever I see your recipes.Thanks for clearing my doubt yar! :)

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  23. Dear Mahi. I always get confused with the lentils. Glad it is clear to you, now. Hope you give it a try :)

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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