Methiwali dal

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Heart recipe/low cholesterol recipe | Tags: , , |

This dal serves a dual purpose it’s extremely good for people with heart ailments along with diabetes as methi helps to control blood sugar levels. I have added ginger and garlic to this dal which gives the perfect spice effect and helps to avoid the need of oil-laden pickles. Serve hot with Stuffed Soya Parathas.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

1 cup toovar (arhar) dal
½ cup fenugreek (methi) leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
¼ cup onions, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon green chillies, chopped
¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
½ teaspoon chilli powder
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
1. Wash and soak the dal in water for an hour. Drain and discard the water. Add 2 cups water and cook in a pressure cooker for 10 to 15 minutes till the dal is cooked.
2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
3. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies and cook till the onions are translucent.
4. Add the fenugreek leaves and sauté over high flame for 1 minute.
5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder and turmeric powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add the cooked dal and salt and allow the dal to come a boil. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
7. Add the lemon juice, mix well and serve hot.

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