Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

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methi dal is a dal with a health touch, suitable for one and all. Learn how to make methi dal fry.

Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves to make methi toovar dal. Methi leaves have a very attractive flavour and aroma – its unique bitterness is actually pleasing to the palate and quite addictive! Here, it perks up the flavour of toovar dal, along with other everyday ingredients like ginger, onions and a couple of spice powders.

To make methi dal, combine the toovar dal, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic, ginger, green chilli and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, asafoetida, chilli powder, garam masala and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the cooked dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes. Serve hot.

This mouth-watering toor dal with fresh fenugreek is also extremely healthy, brimming with nutrients like iron, zinc and protein. It is good for weight-watchers, diabetics and senior citizens too. However, toovar dal is slightly difficult to digest, hence senior citizens must avoid having at night time. Serve it with plain phulkas, and your whole family will enjoy the nourishing meal.

Tips for methi dal. 1. Clean and wash the spinach and chana dal very well to remove all the dirt. 2. You can grate the ginger instead of chopping it finely. 3. Toovar dal can be replaced with chana dal too.

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Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe recipe - How to make Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Methi Toovar Dal
1 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 cup toovar (arhar) dal , washed and drained
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 slit green chilli
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the toovar dal, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Mix the dal well with a spoon. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic, ginger, green chilli and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, asafoetida, chilli powder, garam masala and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the cooked dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy175 cal
Protein9.8 g
Carbohydrates26.6 g
Fiber4.8 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium20.2 mg

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