Toor dal - 1 1/2 cup
Methi leaves-150 g


Sambar powder -3 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Wheat flour-as per required to make a proper dough for preparing chapathis.


1) Boil toor dal with turmeric powder and 2 tps of oil in pressure cooker for 7-8 whistles.Check whether dal is well cooked.

2) Meanwhile ,heat oil in a pan.Add Mustard seeds,cumin seeds.When it splutters,add finely chopped onion and fry them till onion becomes transparent.

3) Then add finely washed methi leaves and add only very little water(8-19 tbsps).Leave for 5-min untill methi leaves is fully cooked.

4) Then add cooked,mashed dal to the methi leaves mixture.Add Sambar powder and salt to taste.Cook for 10 minutes until raw smell of sambar powder goes.Turn off the flame.Leave this aside for 10 min,until it cools down.

5) After it gets cooled down,transfer the mixture to a big bowl and then add wheat flour to make a dough.Make small dough balls and roll them to form chapathis/parathas.

6) Preheat a cast-iron tawa over medium heat. Place the rolled dough on the palm of one hand and flip it over on to the tawa. When the color changes on the top and bubbles appear, turn it over. When both sides are done, use kitchen tongs (chimta) to remove the chapati from the skillet. Serve chapathi with chutneys or any vegetable kurma.


Unknown said...

looks delicious... i like spicy... delicious entry...

Unknown said...

Oh this is a great idea,normally i make either lentil roti or methi roti,loved the idea of combining the two,looks delicious :-)

Vidhya said...

This is wonderful. I usually dont cook methi leaves. Just add it as it is with wheat four. This is very much new with methi leaves + sambar powder + dhall. yummy. surely try this version

Unknown said...

Looks delicious..Havent tried chapathi with dhall yet..

anudivya said...

That plate looks good, methi chapathi with 3 different sides! I hear my stomach groaning...

Indian Khana said...

Methid roti with dal.thts a gud one dear and healthy too...thanks for sharing the recipe and Happy Dusshera

ST said...

Happy Dusshera to You and your family Shama!!!

Great Platter!!