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Methi Dal Tadka

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Time30 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves1

Are you wondering about the benefits of eating a mouthwatering North Indian Methi Dal Tadka recipe? We have got you covered! A savoury dish made from lentils, this is a gluten-free and healthy recipe. A vegan-friendly, filling side dish for rice or roti, Methi Dal Tadka is loved by people, young and old, irrespective of age. This yummy and healthy recipe can be had either for lunch or for dinner ... . Methi Dal Tadka ingredients are easily available. You can add in a few paneer cubes to customise this recipe for your kids. Paneer is a very healthy source of vegetarian protein apart from lentils. One portion or one serving can be approximately one cup per person. One serving of Methi Dal Tadka has about 175 calories. Methi Dal Tadka restaurant-style recipes can be prepared at home for a homely, restaurant-style meal. This yummy recipe is full of lentils. Lentils are full of protein and dietary fibre which are good for you. Methi Dal Tadka ingredients are easily available and full of health benefits. You can use the same amount of mung dal instead of toor dal. Mung dal has fewer calories than toor dal. Use extra virgin cooking oils or cold-pressed cooking oils. These oils are stable for cooking at higher temperatures. So they are an ideal option for the Indian style of cooking. Mung dal cooks faster when compared to the time taken by toor dal for cooking. Try doing your tadka as usual, but without the oil. Paneer is a healthy source of vegetarian protein that makes anything yummy. For a vegan-friendly alternative, try using tofu or tempeh.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre171 Cal171 Cal171 Cal171 Cal
  • 10gProtein
  • 1gFat
  • 3gCarbs
  • 9gFibre

Ingredients

Fruits & Vegetables

Methi Leaves W/o Roots

Methi Leaves W/o Roots

4 leafs

Ginger

Ginger

1 small piece

Onion

Onion

0.25 unit

Tomato

Tomato

0.25 unit

Dry Grocery

Toor Dal

Toor Dal

0.25 cups

Salt

Salt

0.5 teaspoons

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Cumin

Cumin

1 pinch

Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

1 pinch

Red Chilli Powder

Red Chilli Powder

1 pinch

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

1 teaspoon

Asafoetida/hing

Asafoetida/hing

1 pinch

Other

Garlic

Garlic

1 piece

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

1 unit

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

1 pinch

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

0.5 cups

Water

Water

0.5 glasss

Directions
1
Chop Methi Leaves finely and keep aside.
2
Wash the dal, add Salt and Turmeric Powder and cook it in pressure cooker for 10 minutes or till done.
3
Heat Oil in a pan, add Cumin Seeds and let it crackle.
4
Add chopped Ginger, chopped Garlic and chopped Green Chili, saute it for a while.
5
Add chopped Onion and saute till golden brown, add Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and Chili Powder and saute for a while.
6
Add chopped Methi Leaves, Salt and then add chopped Tomatoes and saute till mushy.
7
Add boiled dal.
8
Cook it for 5 minutes.
9
Garnish with finely chopped Coriander Leaves.

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