Thursday, July 22, 2010

Palak Methi Dal (Spinach Fenugreek Lentil)


Yesterday I prepared this dal for dinner ,I had some spinach n methi leave left in my fridge which are insufficient for a standalone dish so I mixed both and made a yummy dal ...it came out very well , we all enjoyed it , hope u all too....

Ingredients
  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 1 cup chopped palak (spinach)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh methi leaves(fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 cup choped onions
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp grated ginger garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1-2 green chilli slit
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt to taste
For tempering
  • 1 tsp ghee/ olive oil for vegans
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch of hing

Cooking Procedure

Wash dal nicely n add 3 cups of water n keep it a side

Heat oil in pressure cooker ,add onions,grated ginger garlic,green chilli,turmeric powder n fry till onion become translucent.

Add chopped tomato and fry till it become soft

Add all masala n fry for a minute, add all greens(spinach,methi leaves) and fry for one more minute

Add dal with water n close the lid ,let it cooker with pressure for 3 wistles n 3 more mins

Once the pressure of the cooker reduces open the lid n again boil it in medium flame ,check the consistency if u need add little water according ur choice

Now prepare the tempering by heating 1 tsp ghee in a pan n add cummin seeds n hing ,once cummin seeds splutter add this tempering to the dal n stir nicely ,let it boil for one more min n then take the cooker off the flame

Garnish with chopped cilantro n serve hot with rice or rotis

This dal goes for the the wonderful event Think Spice Think Fenugreek host by Priya started by Sunita

Another wonderful event My Legume Love Affair hosted by Siri and started by Susan
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Tags: Spinach , Palak , Methi , Fenugreek , Toor , Dal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Side Dish, Indian, Food

36 comments:

aipi said...

i loooove anything with fenugreek.. the daal looks so healthy n yum!

Fathima said...

that is a perfect healthy combo!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Satya, that looks yummy and superb !!!

Satrupa said...

hey thatz a gr8 idea to use the left out fenugreek leaves ..... the daal looks yummy.

Cheers n Happy Cooking !
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Prathibha said...

Nice combo dear....looks yumy

PranisKitchen said...

thats so delicious and healthy one
Perfect side for chapathi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious dhal,yummy...

Susan and Abraham said...

dal.. and leaves.. are just right for health...

Priya said...

Healthy combo, dal looks very comforting Satya..

Krishnaveni said...

my fav greens, delicious perfect for the events

kanthi said...

Aku kurala pappu..healthy meals.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Lovely dal.

Regards,
Saraswathi

Padhu said...

Such a comforting dish .I love it

Niloufer Riyaz said...

arumayana recipe!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dear Satya,
Dal and rice is my all time comfort food. Looks yummy

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said...

Its one of my all time fav dishes..this, pickle and rice , i can have almost every day

Uma said...

good idea of using both palak n methi.

Nandini said...

Wow! That's delectable goluptious dal! I'm gonna drink some!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Satya.. I love palak dal. This combination with methi sounds fabulous!

Sushma Mallya said...

i have used either methi or palak , using both is really a healthy one..looks very yum

Lav said...

i can have dals evvery day with rotis....never get bored....using greens defenitely adds more nutrition !! Looks perfect for my rotis....taking a dip now :)

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Guna's kitchen said...

i love dis combo.... luks delicious and very healthy too

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Its wonderful to add methi to dal, sounds very flavorful and aromatic need to try this dear:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Lovely dal..very healthy combo and delicious too.

PALATABLE said...

Great combo and it is really delicious.....

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Az said...

My hubby tells me to prepare this palak wali dal but I am always reluctant to do it.. but now with the help of this super yummy recipe.. I will do it.. Thanks Satya!!!

Swathi said...

Palak methi dal looks delicious. I love palak and methi leaves.

Pravs said...

Always make palak dal..but have not tried mixing both palak and methi with dal.. Looks good and yummy.

Gulmohar said...

Methi would add up tthe flavor in this..awesome combo dear

kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouth watering palak and methi dal.

Suman Singh said...

what a coincidence even we had palak dal yesterday for our dinner..adding methi leaves would definitely enhance up the flavor..nice combination..looks splendid.

Raina said...

This looks delicious. I must try it. Thanks for the great instruction:)

In response to your question on my blog, I always use Philadelphia cream cheese. They also make a lower fat version called neufchatel cheese also by Philadelphia. For the sour cream, I used regular sour cream, but I think you could also use low-fat sour cream. But of course the high fat versions of both these things probably always tastes better:)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

we often end up inventing and creating our own dishes from the fridge left overs..the dhal looks perfect

veggie belly said...

yum yum! nothing more comforting than a bowl of dal drizzled with ghee. i make something similar but with masoor dal which is one of my favorites..

Satya said...

thank you dear friend for ur lovely compliments

Sangeetha Nambi said...

That's a splendid one Satya.. thanks for sharing and happy to follow u dear...
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