Sunday, September 17, 2006

Methi(Fenugreek leaves)/ Spinach dal.

This is a very tasty dish. You can serve it as a snack or as an accompanyment to a main meal. You can use only methi leaves or only spinach leaves or a combination of both. Even children, who dislike eating greens love it.
Methi/spinach vatli dal.

Ingredients: chana dal 1 cup, 1 cup methi/spinach leaves chopped, 4 green chillis , 1/2 inch ginger piece, 3 garlic flakes, salt to taste , hing, 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut, 1 tea spoon lime juice .

Method: Soak chana dal for 1 hour. Grind together chana dal , green chilli, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, salt. Mix chopped methi/spinach leaves. In a pan, heat oil, and mustard seed and cumin seed . when they stop spluttering, add asafotida, turmeric powder, curry leaves. Add ground mixture. Mix well. Cover and cook on slow fire for 10 minutes. Add grated coconut, lime juice, chopped coriander leaves. Serve as accompaniment with a meal or as a snack.

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