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Dal Methi

Published Thursday, 27 March, 2014 by Manali

A simple,absolutely delicious,maharashtrian (indian) dal



  • Ingredients-
  • 1/2 cup split pigeon peas (toor dal) or split chickpeas (chana dal) or you can use 1/4 cup of each
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida or 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp jaggery grated
  • 1/2 cup tamarind juice or 1 tomato chopped
  • salt to taste
  • coriander
  • oil


-soak the split peas (dal) and fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hours.

-in a pressure cooker add it alongwith water and cook it for 2-3 whistles.

-in a pan add some oil.Then add the mustard seeds and asafoetida or garlic and stir fry it.

-then add red chilli powder and turmeric and stir it.

-then add the cooked dal.

-add some water and allow it to boil for some time.

-then add the tamarind juice or tomato and jaggery and boil it again for some time.

-add some salt and stir it well.

-finally add coriander leaves.


  • Mahvish 5 years ago

    Really simple and tasty i will try

  • Sharma 5 years ago

    I liked the recipe. It is very tasty. Thanks.

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