March 21, 2011

Menthikura Tomato Pappu ~ Tomato Methi Dal

Ingredients :

Chopped Fenugreek / Methi Leaves : 2 to 3 cups
Toor Dal : 1 cup
Onion : 1 big sized
Tomatoes : 2
Tamarind : Gooseberry sized ball
Green Chillies : 3 to 5
Red Chilli Powder : 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Dried Red Chillies : 1
A big pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
A pinch of hing
Oil : 1 tsp

Method :

Put the toor dal, chopped methi leaves, chopped tomato, chopped onion, green chillies, tamarind and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Remove the dal mixture from the cooker and add the salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and set aside. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. Then add the red chilli and hing and fry for few seconds. Add the dal mixture and cook for another few minutes. Serve with roti or hot steamed rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. healthy n nutritious recipe with nice presentation dear..
    Tasty appetite

  2. Looks very nice and comfort food Chandana.

  3. What a healthy dal, looks hearty and comforting!

  4. Healthy and comfort food....nice pic...

  5. Thick dal makes me drool,truly comforting..

  6. Very inviting and delicious dal !!!

  7. wonderful healthy combination looks delicious

  8. This is my all time fav. Looks so good... Nice recipe... YUM!

  9. Yummo dal ..looks mouthwatering n tempting...

  10. Very Healthy and Nutricious dal...perfect with rice:)

  11. Perfect comfort food and looks so gud ..nice click

  12. The curry looks healthy and delicious!

  13. Delicious dal combo..i too add methi in my dals very often.


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