Methiwali Dal

A masoor dal preparation with an abundant flavour of methi leaves This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Split red lentil (masoor dal) , Fenugreek leaves (methi)
Cuisine Indian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Methiwali Dal

  • 3/4 cup Split red lentil (masoor dal)
  • 1 bunch Fenugreek leaves (methi)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Whole dry red chillies
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds


  1. Pick, wash and boil dal with salt and turmeric powder in five cups of water.
  2. Clean, wash and chop fenugreek leaves.
    Peel, wash and chop onions finely.
  3. Remove stems, wash, deseed and finely chop green chillies.
    Peel, wash and chop ginger and garlic.
  4. Remove stems of red chillies. Heat oil in a kadai.
    Add whole red chillies and cumin seeds.
    When cumin seeds begin to change colour, add onions and green chillies.
  5. Cook till onions are soft and translucent.
  6. Add ginger and garlic, cook for half a minute.
    Add the boiled dal.
  7. Bring to a boil and add chopped fenugreek leaves.
    Simmer for two minutes and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 322.65
Carbohydrates 38.72
Protein 15.995
Fat 10.915
Other Fiber 1.14