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Dal Methi.. Methi leaves cooked in dal and lightly spices up. This is very simple and easy recipe. Dal methi is a perfect side dish as it goes well with rice, chapatti or bhakari too. Learn to make a healthier version of your regular dal, dal methi.


  • 1/2 cup Tur dal
  • 2 big cups finely chopped Methi leaves / Fenugreek leaves
  • 1 small finely chopped Tomato
  • 3~4 Green chili pieces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Garlic-Green chili paste (8-10 garlic cloves and 3-4 green chillies)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tbsp Roasted peanut powder
  • Salt to taste
Dal Methi - Marathi Reciep


  • In a pressure take tur dal. Wash it really good under water.
  • Add washed and finely chopped methi leaves.
  • Add tomato and green chilies. Add water.
  • Close the lid and cook until just 1 whistle.
  • For tadka, heat up oil in a pan.
  • When oil is enough hot, add mustard and let it pop up.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle up.
  • Add asafetida and garlic green chili paste. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and besan. Fry the besan in oil for just about a minute.
  • Add cooked dal and methi. Mix well.
  • Add water according to your taste and stir well.
  • Add roasted peanut powder. If you don’t want to add peanut powder, then you can add raw peanuts to dal and methi while cooking.
  • Add salt and mix well. Boil the sabzi for about 5-7 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • This sabzi goes well with jawar, bajra or rice flour bhakari.
  • It goes well with plain or boiled rice too.

Dal Methi - Marathi Reciep

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