Welcome to my first post in 2019. Hope the new year has started on a fantastic note for all of you. For me it has started on a very positive and encouraging note. I am sharing a very delicious and healthy curry with fresh Methi Leaves. There are many recipes with methi leaves. This one is a keeper for sure as it is finger looking good. It goes well with hot rice , Rotis and even Dosa. Try it to believe it.
Theme for 177th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #MagicofFreshMethiLeaves was suggested by Sasmita who blogs at www.firsttimercook.com. Check out her blog for the wonderful recipes. I am so happy as I wanted to share this awesome recipe with all my wonderful readers.This Methi curry is loved by my family and a regular dish at my place.
Recipe for Vendhaya Keerai Mor Kozhambu / Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves Yogurt Curry:
1/2 Cup Toor Dal / Pigeon Peas
1/2 Cup Channa Dal / Bengal Gram
2 Cups Roughly chopped Methi Leaves / Fenugreek Leaves / Vendhaya Keerai
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
2 Cups Yogurt plus 1 Cup Water Mixed well (without any lumps)
1 Tsp Tamrind Paste
/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
1 Tsp Ghee
Few Curry Leaves
For Tadka / Tempering:
2 Tsp Oil
4 dry red Chilies(Round ones)
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
For Masala / Paste:
3/4 Cup Grated Coconut (Fresh)
4 Green Chillies
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Coriander leaves
Wash both the dals and pressure cook with enough water upto 3 Whistles or untill soft. Once the pressure is released, remove the dals and mash well. Channa dal will not be fully mashed. It is ok. Keep the mashed dals aside.
Mix the thick yogurt and water untill smooth and ensure there are no lumps.Keep it aside.
Grind all the ingredients for the masala or paste untill smooth.You can add little water in order to get smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Heat a wide bottom Pan. Add Ghee. Once the ghee melts add Mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once it splutters add the chopped Methi leaves and cook untill done. Approx 5-8 mins. Now add the mashed dals and mix well.Add turmeric and mix well. Add the masala / paste and mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 8-10 mins.
Once done lastly add the beaten yogurt and mix well. Switch off the flame immediately. You can garnish with some Tadka and serve hot with Rice, Rotis and Dosa.