Dal with methi
Written by Jayashree
Published on May 7, 2014

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


  • 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
  • mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  • salt


  1. Cook the tur dal in an open vessel. It should be semi cooked and this cannot be done in a pressure cooker.
  2. Cut and wash the methi leaves. 
  3. Make the seasoning with green chillies and add onion to it. Saute for a while. Then add the methi leaves to it.
  4. Drain the cooked dal in a platter . You can use the water for rasam.
  5. Now, add the cooked dal to it. Add salt and mix well. Simmer for some time.

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  1. smitha

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

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Smitha

  2. usha

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

  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.

  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 ūüėč


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