Methi Dal

Tempered tuvar dal flavoured with fresh fenugreek leaves.

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Main Ingredients Fenugreek leaves, split piegeon pea
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Methi Dal

  • 1/2 cup Fenugreek leaves chopped
  • 1 cup split piegeon pea boiled
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 2 Clove
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, grated
  • 2 Green chilli, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • to taste Salt


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cloves and asafoetida.
  2. Saute till brown. Add ginger and green chillies. Mix well.
  3. Add the fenugreek leaves and saute for five minutes. Add little water and cover and cook for few minutes till soft.
  4. Add turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt. Mix well. Add the boiled dal and mix well.
  5. Boil for three to four minutes and serve hot.