Methi and Toor Dal

Methi greens is another vegetable that  is winter staple in India. And when cooked with dal makes a wonderful combo with rice and papad. This is yet another recipe from my favourite cook book "cooking with Pedatha".

Methi Leaves - 1 cup ,chopped
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 , slit
Lemon Juice - 3/4 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves a few


Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
Whole Red Chilies - 2

  1. Cook dal with a cup of water and turmeric till soft , churn well and set aside.
  2. In a pan , heat oil for tempering  and pop mustard and cumin.
  3. Add the red chillies and wait for 30 seconds and add the greens.
  4. Cook  covered till the methi is well done.
  5. Add the cooked dal , green chilli and curry leaves and continue to cook for few minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice and remove from fire.


  1. Yum ...perfect for any meal this always

  2. Wonderfully comforting dhal..:))

  3. Super healthy and fabulous looking dal.

  4. healthy and delicious dal..
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

  5. I LOVE dal! I feel in love with dal dishes in goa and I cook different daal at least once a week. I am not that familiar with methi in my cooking. We used to use it mostly while marinating Tandoori. I have noted down your recipe and I hope I ll get the chance to recreate your dish. Merry Christmas nisha! =)

  6. Nice recipe Nisha:) Thanks for the follow at my space, glad to follow you back..