Methi & Moong Poriyal

In South Indian kitchen dal or lentils are cooked everyday, it can be in a liquid form or a dry version.

 Lentils are paired with any vegetable or leafy vegetable to make it  more healthy and nutritious.

 Today we will be talking about moong dal, yellow moong dal. Moong dal is a low fat food  rich in

 protein, vitamin A, B,C and E. It is considered as one of the weight loss food.  I will be adding

 freshly cut methi leaves to the moong dal along with some freshly ground spice powder to make a

 flavorful and healthy dish called poriyal. This recipe goes to week 4 day 1 of Blogging Marathon 123

 under the theme " Protein Rich Dishes".


Fresh Methi / Fenugreek leaves 2 cups

Moong dal 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Grated coconut / dry coconut 1/4 cup

Red chili 2

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Salt to taste

For tempering:

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Red chili 1

Udad dal 1 tsp

Curry leaves 4

Crushed garlic 1/2 tsp

Oil 1 tbsp


Wash and cook moong dal with enough water. Make sure its not smashed, they should stay grainy.

Wash and chop methi leaves.

Heat a pan add oil, now add mustard seeds, red chili , curry leaves, garlic  and udad dal.

Saute for few seconds and add  methi leaves.

Cook on medium flame, add salt and turmeric powder.

Meanwhile grind coconut, red chili and cumin seeds to nice powder.

When the methi leaves are cooked completely add cooked dal, coconut spice powder and mix well.

Cook for another 2 minutes, adjust salt and serve.

Serve with rice or roti.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking For Blogging Marathon 123.


rajani said...

Definitely a great protein rich dish for vegetarians. Perfect pair for rice and roti.

Srivalli said...

This is really such a healthy and protein packed dish!

Harini R said...

Wow! I have never tried with methi leaves. Shall definitely make it soon. Love the combination.

Suma Gandlur said...

I wonder why I have never thought of this methi version? We regularly make this subzi with amaranth greens or spinach. This sure is a super healthy and delicious curry to pair with rice or rotis.

Srivalli said...

This is an excellent dish for meals..and I love this combination!..

Radha said...

This is a great curry with all the benefits of methi leaves and is protein rich dish too! Bookmarked to try it.

Narmadha said...

So healthy, nutritious, and protein-packed poriyal.