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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Methi Moong Dal

Cooking Time Required: 20-25 min
Cost of preparation: 35-40 Rupees

Ingredients: Moong dal ( 1 cup ), methi/fenugreek leaves ( 2-3 cups ), tomato (1 large), boiled arbi chunks ( 3/4 cup ), fennel seeds ( 1 tsp ), red chillis ( 3-4 nos ), salt, turmeric, oil ( 1 tsp ), ghee ( 1/2 tsp).

Preparation: Dry roast the moong dal in a pan till it gives off a fragrance.

Wash and transfer to a pressure cooker. Add salt and turmeric and boil for two whistles.
Keep aside to let off the steam.

Deseed and cut the tomato into chunks.

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the fennel seeds and red chillis.

Follow with the arbi and tomato chunks . Once the tomato softens, add the methi leaves with a bit of salt and cook till done.

Add the contents of the pan to the boiled moong in the pressure cooker. Boil for 2-3 mins. Add the ghee and remove from fire.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Note: The arbi can be substituted with potato if one does not prefer the former.


  1. This is delicious recipe...Goes well with rice...

    Do visit my space if time permitts...wud love to hear from you...


  2. Lovely recipe, Much healthier too!

  3. Yummy and aromatic dhal, looks very delicious.

  4. Lovely dal. An award waiting 4 u in my blog dear.

  5. Hi! Am so happy I discovered your blog :) I was born and brought up in Orissa and Oriya food is an essential part of my memories and my cooking :) Following you and hoping to find some of my favorite recipes here. I also have a few Oriya dishes on my blog like Tomato Khatta, Baigana Bhaja and Alu Bharta... Do drop by sometime!


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