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23 September, 2017

Fresh Methi Dal Recipe| Dal with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

Comments : 17 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Daal or Lentils, Dals or Daal, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Meal, Protein Rich Food, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Methi Dal the delicious way of pepping up plain old dal with fresh fenugreek leaves. Takes away the boring feature of same old dal and get leafy veggies in my girls. In place of methi try using palak, rajgira, chavli, or drumstick leaves. I will not say shepu or dill as I do not like it myself. So if you try it out and let me know.

Methiwali dal, Freash Fenugeek Leaves and lentils, methi dal

Fresh Fenugeek Leaves and Dal

I remembered this daal  Amma served regularly, she used one vegetable that grows wild in rains in Kannada it is called Harvi Playa. There were lots growing in my Aunts place and she sent it across.  I still remember the aroma of the dal and the taste it was yum. It’s a pity that these local varieties of vegetables are shunned by us now. They are so much more healthy and the cheaper.

The other dal that I have made with leafy vegetables are Muddi Palaya( Golaa Bhaji)Palak Moong DalSimple Chawali chi Pale Bhaji or Stir fry with Cowpea Leaves.

The main ingredients in methi dal are toor dal, methi, garlic, ghee. In place of toor dal, you can use moong or even masoor dal.

Methiwali dal, Freash Fenugeek Leaves and lentils, methi dal

Methi Dal

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Fresh Methi Dal Recipe| Dal with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
Plain Dal made with fresh fenugreek leaves is deliciously different.
Methiwali dal, Freash Fenugeek Leaves and lentils, methi dal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Methiwali dal, Freash Fenugeek Leaves and lentils, methi dal
  1. Wash and drain the dal.
  2. Add sufficient water cook the dal in the cooker for 3 whistles.
  3. Let the pressure drop naturally. Once the pressure drops open the cooker and mash the dal with a ladle. Set aside.
  4. In a kadhai/wok, heat the ghee.
  5. Add the rai/mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add jeera/cumin seeds then add the methi seeds.
  7. Add the haldi/turmeric and red chilli powder.
  8. Add the green chillies, garlic.
  9. Sauté for a few seconds until the raw smell goes away.
  10. Add the mashed dal and hing/asafoetida.
  11. Mix well. Add a cup of water.
  12. Add the jaggery, tamarind, rasam masala, salt.
  13. Bring to a roll boil adjust the consistency.
  14. Add the methi leaves roughly chopped and switch off the gas.
  15. Squeeze lemon just before serving with plain steamed rice or even plain chapatti.
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17 thoughts on : Fresh Methi Dal Recipe| Dal with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

  • September 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

    This surely makes a wonderful dal for the daily meal Arch, we almost make it once a week..very healthy one!

  • September 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Omg, this dal is super tempting Archana, now i want to grab some fresh methi leaves from Indian store, lipsmacking here.

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  • Sapna
    September 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Methi dal is my favourite in winters. Looks delicious 😋

  • September 24, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I’m so glad you’ve shared so many variations of dals with us. I’ve never thought of adding fresh methi to dal…now I will.

  • September 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    This is one of my fav dal which i make very often.. Just yummy.

  • September 25, 2017 at 4:26 am

    This makes a great way of giving kids greens. And yeah we are forgetting the local fresh produce and are leaning towards imported veggies nowadays which needs to be avoided..

  • Sowmya
    September 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    That is an awesome way to kids to eat some greens. Love the methi combo with dal. Yumm

  • September 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I love all homemade dals ! and this one with methi is specially yum 🙂 the lemon especially is enticing me to make this for dinner today !

  • September 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Methi dal is my favorite. Never added rasam powder though. That’s one interesting ingredient here. Will try it out.

  • September 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Medley of flavors ! Rasam powder , Methi , I am
    Sure this daal would taste awesome . Daals definitely are a must in our everyday meal and this one is a good one .

  • November 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Though this dal with methi leaves must be quite flavorful,ye I’m a bit curious on that archana. When we add fresh methi leaves and afterwards no cooking, doesn’t it taste bitter?

    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 2, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      no ritu.Not at all.

  • March 15, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Love Methi dal. I make it similarly but had not added rasam masala to it. Will try it next time, Archana.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Sandhya.

  • March 15, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Although we love methi and almost every week I make sabji, I have not used in a daal. I was going to ask you about the taste, but now I see your reply in Ritu’s comment 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      We love the taste Jagruti. Try it. Thanks


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