Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Menthi Kura Pappu ~ Methi/Fenugreek Dal

  • Menthu aakulu/Methi leaves-1cup
  • Toor dal-1cup
  • Green chillies-3to 4 slit lenghtwise
  • Onion-1 no chopped
  • Tomato-1 no (optional)
  • Turmeric-1/3tsp
  • Tamarind-1/2 ''
  • Water-2 cups or add more
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilipowder-1/2 tbsp
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Red chillies-2 breaks
  • Hing- a pinch (optional)
  • Garlic -2 pods crushed (optional)
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Wash the dal with water twice and drain all the water.
  • Shift the dal in to a pressure cooker and add water, turmeric,onions,tomatoes,green chillies and tamarind .Cover the lid keeping the Weight on its top and allow to cook for 4 whistles.
  • Mean while take a hard bottomed pan,add oil for seasoning.
  • Heat oil ,add Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds ;when they splutters add the red chillies,curryl eaves ,hing and garlic pods.Let them all roast and turn off the stove.
  • Now when the cooker pressure comes down,open the lid and mash the dal & put it on a low flame adjust with salt and chilipowder.
  • Let it cook for few minutes till the chillipowder dissolves and bubbles out.Stir well in the middle of the cook.
  • Now add the seasoning and stir well.Switch off the flame.
  • Fenugreek dal is ready to serve & taste well with Rice,Roti or chapathi.
  • You can also do seasoning with Ghee instead of Oil for the kids to taste better.
  • If you feel the leaves taste bitter,add little salt to the leaves ,set it aside  for few seconds and later squeeze the water from it.(But doing so may lose some nutrition)

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