Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Methi dal

Finally first post of the year … Better late than never! Posts may not be regular, pictures may not be appealing but still I am not going to give up blogging :)
Moving on to today’s post…
It’s not easy to fresh methi easily here unless we go to a desi area but  luckily one of the superstore here stock up frozen methi leaves. It’s so handy to make dishes like methi dal or methi chicken without having to clean and prepare them and I end up making methi dishes a lot and  today I am sharing a  simple methi dal  recipe which is absolute comfort food for us.

Moong dal – ¾ cup
Onion – 2
Tomato -2
Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
Methi leaves – one bunch or 1  frozen cube
Cumin seeds/jeera – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Soak dal for ½ an hour and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles adding enough water
Meanwhile in a saucepan add oil and sputter cumin seeds.
Add chopped onions and saute until light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or so
Add chopped tomatoes,turmeric, chilli powder and cook for few minutes
Add methi leaves and cook until leaves are almost cooked
Finally add the cooked dal, water if required  and let it boil.
Add garam masala, salt and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves if you wish.
Serve hot with rice/roti and enjoy !