dal with methi stir fry
Dal with Methi Stir fry / Bele Palya
Written by Jayashree
Published on May 7, 2014

The semi cooked tur dal with methi leaves and onion makes a good accompaniment with chapati or jowar roti. . It is one of the dishes which has been cooked since ages and is still prevalent, because of its good taste. More over,it is easy to cook and needs no much organising.

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DAL WITH METHI STIR FRY

INGREDIENTS:                  

  • 1 cup turdal            1 cup = 150 ml 
  • 2 clusters of methi or fenugreek leaves
  • 2 onions finely cut
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • asafoetida
  • mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  • salt

 

METHOD:

  1. Cook the tur dal in an open vessel. We need a semi-cooked dal of around 70%
  2. Cut and wash the methi leaves.
  3. Make the seasoning with cumin and  green chillies.  Add onion to it. Saute for a while, put the onions. 
  4. Drain the cooked dal and keep it aside.
  5. Put  the cooked dal to it. Add salt and mix well. Simmer for some time.

Take a tip:

  • The drained water of tur dal is rich in nutrients. It can be used for making rasam.
  • A few cloves of garlic may be added to it.
  • If you want it spicy, add two more green chillies.

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Dal with methi stir fry / Bele Palya

Semi cooked dal with methi leaves and onion makes a good accompaniment with chapati and jowar roti. It is a traditional dish from North Karnataka.
Course dinner ideas, lunch
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword bele palya, dal with methi, dal with methi stir fry, karnataka recipes, side dish, traditional recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup turdal
  • 2 clusters of methi or fenugreek leaves
  • 2 onions finely cut
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the tur dal in an open vessel. We need a semi-cooked dal of around 70%
  2. Cut and wash the methi leaves.
  3. Make the seasoning with cumin and  green chillies.  Add onion to it. Saute for a while, put the onions.
  4. Drain the cooked dal and keep it aside.
  5. Put  the cooked dal to it. Add salt and mix well. Simmer for some time.

Recipe Notes

The drained water of tur dal is rich in nutrients. It can be used for making rasam.
A few cloves of garlic may be added to it.
If you want it spicy, add two more green chillies. 

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7 Comments

  1. smitha

    Thanks for stopping by.. u have a great collection.. will keep visiting

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Smitha

      Reply
  2. usha

    I love dry dal with greens. Methi dal is nice side dish even with rice and some rasam on the side.

    Reply
  3. Pavani

    Such a delicious and healthy curry with methi and toor dal. I’ve never tried this combo – will have to try it out when I get some fresh methi leaves.

    Reply
  4. Padma Veeranki

    I love dal with any greens…This year I had grown my own methi and prepared this dal a couple of times…Your dal looks soothingly delicious…Yum 😋

    Reply
  5. mayurisjikoni

    That’s one healthy and delicious recipe. I usually use toor dal to make dals and sambhar. Have never thought of using dry toor dal. Love the addition of methi. Would love to try this dish with roti.

    Reply
  6. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Adding of methi to toor dal will make it healthy and would even add to the taste. Yummy

    Reply

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