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methi dal



Methi Dal or fenugreek lentil curry is a delicious dish made in most Indian households. The combination of lentils and methi leaves brings out a unique flavor that is hearty and comforting. Packed with proteins and fiber, this dish is healthful and satisfying. It is traditionally served with rice or roti and makes for a wholesome meal. This dish is especially popular in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and in the north of India.

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Toor dal (split pigeon peas)

1 cup

fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves, washed and chopped

2 cups

large tomato, chopped


green chilli, finely chopped


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

For tempering



Step 1:

Rinse the Toor dal thoroughly and soak it for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2:

In a pressure cooker, combine the soaked Toor dal, chopped fenugreek leaves, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Add enough water to cover the ingredients.

Step 3:

Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the dal is cooked.

Step 4:

In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. Let them crackle.

Step 5:

Pour this tempering over the cooked dal and mix well.

Step 6:

Serve the Methi Dal hot with steamed rice or roti.

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