How to make Masoor Dal Methi - Masoor dal cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Whole Red Lentils, Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Masoor Dal Methi Recipe Card

Masoor Dal Methi

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Masoor Dal Methi checkout Lentils With Spinach, Masoor Aur Chukandar Ki Dal. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Ras No Fajeto , Paneer , Masoor Dal Methi, Kale Vatanechi Amti.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masoor Dal Methi Recipe

  • Whole Red Lentils soaked 2 cups

  • Fresh Fenugreek Leaves leaves separated 1 bunch

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bhuna masala 100 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil on a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add green chilli, ginger, garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Grind tomatoes into a fine purée and add to the pan and sauté for 5-6 minutes.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried mango powder and fresh fenugreek leaves and sauté for a minute or two.

Step 3

Add bhuna masala and sauté for a minute. Add red lentils and 4 cups water and mix well. Add salt and mix. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Step 4

Add tamarind paste and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.