December 29, 2012

Methi Moong dal sabzi recipe - Methi muga dali bhaaji - Methi green gram dal sabzi

Methi moong dal sabzi in a serving bowl
Methi moong dal  sabzi recipe - This is a side dish prepared with  fenugreek leaves and split green grams. This is a very healthy accompaniment for any main meal with the goodness of methi leaves and moong dal. The combination of leafy vegetables and dal create a nutritious side dish. It is mildly spiced with chili powder and flavoured with the tempering made with asafoetida, cumin seeds, onion and garlic. Fenugreek leaves are one of the most popular and easily available leafy vegetables in India. They are slightly bitter in taste but the addition of green gram dal reduces the bitterness of fenugreek leaves.

Preparation time - 25 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Yield - serves 2


  • 1 bunch fenugreek leaves / methi leaves
  • 1 cup green gram dal / moong dal
  • 1 large sized onion, finely chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves, slightly crushed
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida / hing
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • 1/4  tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to  taste
  • Oil as required


1.  Pluck the  fenugreek leaves from the stems, wash them under running water. Drain and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Chop the leaves and set aside.
chopped methi to make sabzi
2.  Boil water in a pan, add  washed green gram dal and cook covered on low flame till the dal is half cooked. Drain excess water and keep it aside.
boiled moong dal to make sabzi
3.  Heat oil in  a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When they start spluttering, add the crushed garlic, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and  green chilies. Saute for a minute. Add the onions and saute till the onions become translucent.
tempered onions and ingrds
4.  Add the turmeric powder and chili powder. Saute for a while.
chilli powder added
5.  Add the methi leaves and half cooked moong dal. Add salt and sprinkle some water. Cook covered on low flame till the  moong dal and methi leaves become soft.
add methi and moong dal
6.  When done, remove from the heat
cook till methi become soft
7.  Serve the sabzi as a side dish.


  1. love the methi with this combo, it must yumm.

  2. very healthy and tasty!!!

  3. Healthy and very tasty too, I like simple preparations with loads of nutrition just the way u have made!

  4. yummilicious healthy and awesome combo.

  5. First time landed here, loving it!!! and happily following it

  6. Wat a healthy sabzi, loving it.

  7. Very healthy n inviting sabzi!!!
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  8. Wow! looks really yum...


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