Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fenugreek leaves and dal (lentils) curry

I love the taste of fenugreek leaves..also known as uluva cheera, methi leaves etc.. The bunch i got was very tender and fresh, so after rinsing them well. I just chopped up the leaves, stems and all.

Assemble the rest of the ingredients

Thur dal - yellow split lentils 1 cup( washed)
Onion - 1 medium (sliced lenghtwise)
Green chillies - 2 (slit lengthwise)
Tomato - 1 (sliced)
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch

Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Once the steam escapes, open and add enough salt.

Temper with ...
Jeera - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2 

Squirt the juice of one lemon for added zest.. 

You may also try adding one potato cut into very small cubes before pressure cooking. This makes for a thicker gravy and good with rotis.


  1. Yummy...delicious Swapna:) Nice to meet a fellow Keralite. Thank you for stopping by my blog:):)

  2. ooo... love this...i made it too... check it out when you can...


  3. what can be substituted for jeera?

  4. OO great cumin or mustard seed...WONDERFUL...
    much gratitude and many thanks!