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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

F - Fenugreek Leaves Dal/Menthi Kura Pappu

Fenugreek leaves dal/Menthi Kura Pappu
is a another classic dal recipe from Andhra.
Dal and methi leaves/fenugreek leaves are pressure cooked and tempering is added at the end. 
It's a healthy dish for all ages that goes well with rice or roti.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Serves : 2-3 

Kandipappu/Toor Dal: 1/2 cup
Onion : 1 chopped 
Menthi Kura/Fenugreek Leaves: 1 1/2 cups
Green chilies: 2 slit
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon 
Tamarind : Extract from a small lemon size
Salt to taste 

For Tempering:
Minappappu/Urad Dal : 1/2 teaspoon 
Aavalu/Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon 
Jeera/ Cumin seeds : 1/2 teaspoon 
Methi seeds/ Fenugreek seeds : 3-5
Dry red chilies: 2
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Asafoetida/hing/inguva: A pinch 

Add dal, onion, fenugreek leaves, green chili, turmeric and 1 cup of water and pressure cook the dal for 4 whistles.
Once the pressure releases, add red chili powder, salt and tamarind extract, mix well and cook for 2 minutes and turn off the stove.
Heat a oil in a pan for tempering and add all ingredients except curry leaves and asafoetida. Fry them until they splatter. Add asafoetida and curry leaves and turn off the stove.
Add the tempering to the dal. Mix and serve hot or warm with rice or roti.

Day 6
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  1. Even I chose the same ingredient for F and even while proof reading my post tonight, kept wondering if I missed any dish with F. My fenugreek preparation is different from your though. Yummy dal with menthi

  2. Menthikoora is one of my favorite greens and love this pappu preparation.

  3. what a flavorful dish this! Lovely comfort food.

  4. This is our favorite koora at home..good one..

  5. The combination of dhal and leaves makes it one yummy dish...

  6. We have a spinach recipe on the same lines . Nice way to cook fenugreek.

  7. love the garlicky dal here- a great combo with rice....

  8. I have some methi to finish off, may be I can try this recipe. Thanks!

  9. I don't know some how I don't like mentikura in pappu but I like to add this with any other curries. Nice choice Amara.

  10. Love this dal.. Great pick for alphabet F. I tried last year for 3 day BM. :-)

  11. Menthikura pappu is one of my favorites. Yours looks delicious.

  12. I love methi dal and your version is very delicious.

  13. What a comforting and healthy dal, simply inviting, just some hot steaming rice and papads is quite enough to enjoy this pappu.

  14. Love methi dal and is a fav at home too.

  15. I have always used spinach in my dal. Fenugreek sounds like a good idea. Great recipe!

  16. This is one such comforting dhal,piping hot rice with a dollop of ghee topped with methi dhal and some fries on the side,wow!!! what a great combo..

  17. VEry tasty dal preparation.Nutritious too...

  18. I like the flavor of methi in dal which I have had before - an awesome combination

  19. It is almost midnight here, now I want this dal with some rice!! Yummilicious!

  20. Its dinner time here now and I really feel like eating rice with this dal and some nice andhra pickle...hmmmm

  21. Such a flavourful dish. Looks nice

  22. Such a lovely and comforting dish. We love this a lot and make it with a slight variation.