Thursday, January 26, 2012

Methi Dal

                       Toor dal: 1 cup
                       Moong Dal: 1/4 cup
                       Methi/ Fenugreek leaves: 1 cup chopped
                       Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tspn
                       Tamarind extract: 2-3 tbspn
                       Garlic: 3-4 cloves (Lightly crushed)
                       Chilli Powder: 1/4 tspn or according to taste
                       Garam masala powder: Pinch ( Optional)
                       Oil: 1 tbspn
                       Cumin Seeds(Jeera): Pinch
                       Asafoetida: Pinch
                       Curry leaves: 3-4
                       Salt to taste

                 1. Pressure cook toor dal, moong dal, turmeric powder and methi leaves using enough water for 2-3 whistles. Mash the dal very well.
                 2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves. Add the cooked dal mixture.
                 3. Add chilli powder, garam masala powder, tamarind extract, crushed garlic cloves and salt. Boil for 5 mins.
                 4. Serve with roti or chapathi or rice.

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