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Methi Moong Dal (Menthikoora Pesara Pappu)

Methi Moong Dal

I have tried many combinations with the moong dal,like various vegetables and green leafy veggies all are good and this too is simple and tasty.we can add mango instead of tamarind to this dal if desired.


Moong Dal – 1 big cup Dry roast slightly and wash.

Methi/fenugreek leaves – 1 small bunch,pick leaves only

Green chilli – 2-3 chopped

Onion – 1 chopped

Tomato – 1 chopped

Tamarind – 1 marble size

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

For Temperng

Oil – 1tbsp

Mustard and cumin – 1/2 tsp together

Garlic – 2 pods crushed

Curry leaves – few

Red chillies 2 deseeded and slit


Cook the roasted and washed mong dal in the pressure cooker along with all the ingredients and 3 cups of water for 7-8 mins and turn off heat.

Open the lid and add salt and mash well and keep.

Prepare tempering with the things by frying in oil and add to dal and mix.

Serve hot with white rice and desired vegetable fry ,fish fry or chicken fry for wholesome lunch.

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Mango Masoor Dal


Mango Masoor Dal



Masoor Dal (Red Dal) – 2 small cups wash and drain

Oil – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Water – 5 cups

Step – 1

Place all the above mentioned things in a vessel and cover cook till half done.

Step – 2. Prepare the other ingredients to add to the dal vessel.

Chopped ingredients for the Dal


Raw mango – 1 small wash,peel and chop discard the seed.

Tomato – 2 small chopped

Onion – 1 chopped

Garlic pod 1 sliced

Green chilli – 1 sliced and deseeded

Salt – as per taste

Curry leaves – few

Step – 3

Add all these ingredients to the dal boiling in the vessel and boil completely add little more water if needed.

When cooked well,mash with the back of a laddle and temper.

Step -4

For Tempering

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Red dry chilli – 2 deseeded and cut

Garlic – 2 pods crushed

Onion – a quarter sliced

Heat oil in a small pan splutter the seeds and fry all the ingredients and when brown pour over dal and mix.

Serve with Rice and any Vegetable fry  for lunch.

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