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Rice - 1 cup
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Methi leaves - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Grinded coconut - 1/2 cup
Sambar powder - 3 tsps
Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Mustard , Jeera - 1 tsp each


1) Pressure cook rice and dal with 5 cups of water for 3-4 whistles.Keep them aside .
2) Heat oil in kadai . Add mustard , jeera .Once it splutters , add chopped onion,saute till tender.
3) Then add methi leaves , sprinkle some water and cover it with a lid .Wait till it gets cooked.
4) Once cooked , turn off the flame .
5) Heat pressure cooker again , add tamarind juice , sambar powder , grinded coconut and salt.Mix them well.
6) Then transfer methi leaves mixture to them and mix them well in slow flame .
7) Remove from the flame,once it becomes thick.

Serve hot with potato fry.

Sending these to FIC - YELLOW hosted by Sunshinemom , Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair Event and Susan's Event and Sudeshna's Festival of Rice.Click here .


Unknown said…
I make only chapathis with methi leaves. Thats why I rarely buy this methi cos my husband is not a very big fan of chapatis or rotis. This is new to me. Will try this version next time.
Suma Rajesh said…
woo my mom makes this rice in microwave...i like it...urs is too gud.
Anonymous said…
New to its super nutritious..
Unknown said…
imake methi pulao but this is very new to me loks very intresting shama nice recipe for lunch box i think
Priya Suresh said…
This is quite healthy n looks delicious Shama...
Preety said…
i love the taste of methi i also use it in parathas, or raita, never tried in dal
Varsha Vipins said…
I couldnt get Methi leaves anywhere here..sigh..looks like a lovely dish Shama..
AnuSriram said…
Thats a nice idea! Will try it! I have something for you in my blog.. Pls accept!
Varsha Vipins said…
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Gita Jaishankar said…
It looks very delicious Shama, ideal dish for packing lunches...
anudivya said…
Sounds great! And looks like all those lovely events get to feature this! :)
Uma said…
mmm. mouth-watering! Nice new recipe!
Vijitha said…
Nutritious food! looks so lovely.
Sunshinemom said…
Haven't had it this way yet, at least not with fresh methi! I do add kasuri methi to all my dals so I can imagine the taste and say - Hey delicious!!Thank you - I think there will be one round up just for you:))

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