Nutritious and protein packed dish. Basically “Grandma’s Recipe”



Methi- 1 big bunch, washed thoroughly and chopped roughlymaatvadi palya

Tur Dal- 1 Cup soaked in water for 2 hours (You can replace channa dal for Tur dal)

Fresh grated Coconut- 4 Tbsp

Green Chilies- 4 to 6

Jeera/Cumin- 1 Tsp

Asafetida- 1/8 Tsp

Mustard Seeds- 1/2 Tsp

Turmeric Powder- 1/4 Tsp

Salt- to taste

Oil- 3 Tbsp

Lemon Juice-  2 Tsp


Grind the Tur Dal, coconut, green chillies, jeera, and some asafetida in a blender to make a course paste.

Heat the oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds, once spluttered, add the chopped methi leaves. Sauté the methi leaves till they are completely cooked.

Add the salt and the turmeric powder. Add the Tur Dal paste and stir continuously till the dal is completely cooked and oil separates from the mixture and starts drying out. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice.

Serve with Roti or you can add this mixture to the steaming rice and ghee…..which tastes awesome. … 🙂