Monday, May 09, 2011

Methi Dal / Dal with Spinach / Fenugreek Leaves / Palak Dal

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Methi Dal:

Methi Dal is a nutritious recipe made from toor dal and methi leaves. This is very healthy and flavorful with a tangy taste. Also this is easy to prepare and serves a perfect combination with plain rice, roti or chapatti. 

Some of the health  facts of   Methi /  Fenugreek leaves:


·         Helps in relieving burning sensation due to hyper acidity in stomach.
·         To relieve sore throat, throat pain, tonsillitis, dyspnoea and cough.
·         Helps significantly to relieve from cough without any sideeffects.
·         Treats urinary infection.
·         Fenugreek powder is an excellent remedy for dandruff in hair.
·         Keeps hair shiny and silky.
·         Helps in lowering blood sugar.
·         It is a digestive aid and it is also used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin.

Lets see the easy recipe of very healthy methi dal..!

Ingredients:

·         Fenugreek ( Methi ) leaves                      - 1 bunch
·         Toor dal                                                - 1 cup
·         Onion                                                    - 1
·         Tomato                                                 - 1
·         Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
·         Turmeric pwd                                         - a pinch
·         Asafetida pwd                                        - ¼ tsp
·         Fresh lemon juice                                  - 1 tsp
·         Ghee                                                    - 1 tsp
·         Mustard                                                - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin seeds                                         - ½ tsp
·         Curry leaves
·         Salt to taste

Method:


1.     Clean, wash and chop the methi leaves to small pieces.
2.     Cook it with chopped onion, tomato, green chilly and salt.
3.     Mash them in a blender just for two seconds.
4.     In a pressure cooker, cook dal with turmeric pwd, asafetida pwd.
5.     Allow to cool and mash it to smooth paste.
6.     Add this to the cooked spinach mixture.
7.     Mix well adding a tsp of fresh lemon juice.
8.     Heat a tsp of  ghee in a small fry pan.
9.     Temper with mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
10.  Pour this to the dal spinach and combine.
11.  Yummy and healthy dal spinach ready to taste.


12.  Tastes great  with hot steamed rice or as side dish with roti, chapatti and dosa...:)


Cheers..!
          Jay

68 comments:

  1. love the colour.... tasty dal looks yumm..

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  2. totally drooling over it ~ my all time fav dal!
    US Masala

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  3. Great looking dal!

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  4. Seriously, a good lunch u've there on ur platter..Droolworthy dish

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  5. Thanx for your lovely feedback...:)

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  6. Very Healthy and mouth watering too..

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  7. This looks great especially with all the health benefits!

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  8. i want it now.....lookg so thick...loved ur idea of having it with crisps

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  9. One of my fav...looks so yum

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  10. Looks and sounds perfect, I love your homegrown methi :)

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  11. yummy and delicious dal,luks gr8!thanks for sharing the health benefits...

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  12. Healthy and delicious dal.. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  13. yummy n tempting ....
    sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  14. Dear Jay, I am using one of your rava kesari photos in my blog. Thanking you. :-)

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  15. Healthy and delicious dal..

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  16. Looks like green curry! Bet it will be very delicious with chappati or roti paratha:D

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  17. Never tried methi dal,sounds very flavorful!

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  18. Wat a healthy and comforting methi dal..yumm!

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  19. I love the flavour of methi..and adding it with daal is a delicious combination.

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  20. Healthy & comforting...Mom makes this too quite often & its our fav!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. அடிக்கடி வீட்டில் செய்வது....நேற்று தான் இதனை சாப்பிட்டோம்..

    சூப்பர்ப் படங்கள்..பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி...

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  22. i love dal curries.....thr r some awards for u in my blog pls come and collect it......

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  23. Looks tasty and awesome!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  24. So delicious and healthy! Love all those benefits especially shiny hair.

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  25. The methi dal curry looks ravishing. Give me a roti to mop it up, ahh!

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  26. Mouthwatering curry,,comfort food.

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  27. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  28. Maybe I need some fenugreek leaves - I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately! Lovely looking dal! =)

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  29. Nice one dear... Feel like tasting it...

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  30. Hi Jay! Tks for dropping by at my site. Very nice blog u got here, with attractive presentation, would luv to try out ur recipes oneday. Luv to follow ur blog as well....pls drop by again..

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  31. Thank you for your comments . I appreciate your thoughts & feedback.

    @ Fajeeda : Thank you..:)

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  32. Healthy and delicious comfort food...

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  33. healthy and tasty curry..i too make it in similar way :) and thanx for the useful information...good job dear...

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  34. Totally delicious especially with my favorite naan!

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  35. Looks delicious.Love those tiny methi greens.We get only the long ones.

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  36. Moong dal with methi looks awesome. Ultimate comfort food.

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  37. luscious dal..healthy too..Thanx for the healthy tips!

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  38. my fav dal...the plant looks awesome...healthy,delicious dal...

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  39. Dal looks great..very healthy one..liked adding methi leaves..:)

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  40. Healthy and delicious dal. Thanks for sharing health facts of Methi.

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  41. simply superb!!!!Would love a bowl of that right now :)

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  42. simply superb!!!!Would love a bowl of that right now :)

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  43. Looks so yummy and very healthful!Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

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  44. Love your facts! I recently bought dried fenugreek leaves and it makes my house smell amazing. I have a cold so maybe I should try this.

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  45. Sounds and looks so delicious.

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  46. I never realised on the health benefits of methi till now. Thanks for the information. I was munching on methi parathas the last couple of days. This dish seems like a good one to make esp since I have more methi leaves left in my fridge :)

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  47. wow this looks so delicious!!! i've never heard of this herb/plant before. this looks so savory!

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  48. Superb dal. Simple, healthy and delish.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  49. dal are rich in protein...But it is some times kind of boring to have the same dal again and again..This is quite a diffrent dal with spinach..very healthy too..Will definetly try soon...thanks for your recipe..Waiting for more dal dishes.
    Now i am a follower of you...thanks for visiting my blog..

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  50. Love the Dal...so tempting and delicious. Wonderful texture and color too. Love the benefits of this wonderful herb!

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  51. Oh WOW! That color is so rich, Would love to have it anyday! Never knew so many facts on methi too, Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. that's quite a bit of information on methi leaves ... do you grow them at home...??

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  53. Looks fabulous ... nice color & so healthy!

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  54. thanks jay :P useful info on methi..
    methi dal is a lovely comfort food.

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  55. Delicious dal and very informative post!

    Appetite Treats

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  56. Jay, thank you so much for your comment & follow on my blog :) I am glad you stopped over because now I have found yours too! I love, love, love indian food so I have bookmarked your site and will be back many times for recipes :) have a great day

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  57. I need to learn to do better about cooking Indian food!

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  58. This daal looks very healthy and delicious ...love the color!

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  59. One of our fav time of food at home, do make this but a big different.

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  60. It looks delicious...very unique too.

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  61. This sounds very aromatic and tasty. I've never tried anything like this dish!

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  62. Thanks for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments Jay! You have a great space and delicious collection of recipes as well- You gotta a new follower to your blog! The dal looks lovely- never tried it with methi...I always cook parantha or aloo methi only, your recipe is a nice twist :)

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