Everyone in my family enjoys eating methi and though we make it in quite some ways… aalo methi, gajar methi, methi-palak toor dal, methi paneer… we had got kind of bored with all this and thus I put my thinking cap and tried to get something different… the result was very good and all at home loved it 🙂 Its an simple and extremely healthy dish… do try it our


2 cups fresh chopped methi leaves
3/4 cup moong dal
2 medium onions chopped
1 large tomato chopped
3-4 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dhaniya powder
1 tsp tava fry masala (u can make it at home also but easier way is to get MDH tava fry masala)
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
chilli powder if u want it spicy (i was like my food spicy)
2 tsp oil

1. Wash and soak moong dal for about 15 mins and then keep it for boiling in a pan with abt 1 cup of water, boil for about 5 mins or till tender and drain the water… they should just be boiled and not sticking to each other

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds to eat… after the cumin becomes brown add the dry chillies and fry for 1/2 minute

3. Add the onions and fry till they start becoming golden brown

4. Add the tomatoes and fry till it leaves oil

5. Add all dry masalas and fry for another 1/2 minute
6. Now add the methi leaves
7. Fry for about 4-5 minutes till they become tender and then add the boiled and drained moong dal

8. Fry for another 3-4 minutes and then bingo its ready…… enjoy…….

PS: Also this is my entry to Herb Mania hosted at Red Chillies this months herb being methi