Methi Dal Tadka

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins

Methi leaves is very healthy and rich in minerals. Methi leaves are great source for regulating the blood glucose levels, hence it is a good one for diabetics. When it is combined with dal, it makes an excellent source of protein. Methi Dal can be made in under 20 min for a wholesome lunch/dinner. This Methi Dal tadka goes well with rice or rotis.


0/12 Ingredients
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0/4 Instructions
  • Wash and add half cup of toor dal, roughly chopped onion, tomato, green chilli and washed methi greens to a pressure cooker. Let it cook for three whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, mash them completely. Add turmeric powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli and crushed garlic. Roast until garlic turns brown.
  • Add mashed dal. Let it come to boiling stage. Turn off stove and serve with rotis / rice.


  • Replace crushed garlic , with asafoetida powder if making on a fasting day.
  • You can replace with methi leaves with amaranth leaves and continue with the recipe.

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