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Methi dal fry recipe, how to make methi dal recipe | dal recipes

Methi dal fry recipe. Healthy and tasty dal fry recipe with fresh fenugreek or methi leaves.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3/4 cup split pigeon peas/ arhar dal/ tuvar dal
  • 1 1/4 cups tightly packed fresh methi leaves
  • 1 to mato finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Salt
  • 3 teaspoons oil


  • Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Temper with mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, green chilies, red chilies and crushed ginger. Saute for a minute.
  • Add chopped onions and saute well till they turn soft.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and garam masala. Saute till it turns mushy.
  • Add the thoroughly rinsed methi leaves. Saute well.
  • Pick and rinse the tur dal.
  • Add to the cooker along with methi leaves. saute for a minute.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups water and required salt.
  • Close the pressure cook and cook up to 4 whistles.
  • Open once the pressure settls down. Adjust consistency by adding some water if required.
  • Simmer for a minute, add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve methi dal hot.


Calories: 200kcal