Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

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Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves. 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.

This mouth-watering Methi Toovar Dal is also extremely healthy, brimming with nutrients like iron , zinc and protein . It is good for weight-watchers , diabetics and senior citizens too.

Serve it with plain phulkas , and your whole family will enjoy the nourishing meal.

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

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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