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


Methi Dal
Serves 3 (when eaten with rice)
Ingredients:
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)
Turmeric
Tamarind (Small lime size, soaked in water )
Tadka :
2-3 tsps of oil/ghee
Jeera
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
2 Dry red chilies
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 pinch hing
Coriander leaves (Garnish)
Method:
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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