Thursday, May 23, 2013

Peanut & Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek leaves) Dal

Just like usual dals, this peanut and kasuri methi dal goes for a quick preparation and tastes very different from the usual dals.This dal goes awesome with rice as well as with rotis. Peanuts gives a wonderful crunchiness to this dal while kasuri methi leaves gives an excellent flavour to this simple dal. This dal is quite easy to prepare with less efforts and you can also add other veggies to this dal to make them much more healthier.

I used tamarind paste in this dal, thats why the colour of this dal is bit dull when compated to the usual dal. A simple,mildly tangy and delicious dal to enjoy with your favourite side dishes and rice. I used toor dal for making this dal, you can use any dal of your choice but somehow i felt that toor dal tastes much better when compared to moongdal or masoor dal.Sending to my event CWS-Peanuts hosted by me.


1/2cup Toor dal
1/4cup Raw peanuts
3nos Green chillies
1/4tsp Tamarind paste
2tbsp Kasuri methi/Dry fenugreek leaves
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1no Dry red chilly
Salt
Oil

Wash both the toor dal and raw peanuts together, take them in pressure cooker along with green chillies,turmeric powder,salt and enough water.

Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.

Meanwhile in a pan, heat the oil let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds.. add the asafoetida powder, dry red chilly and curry leaves.

Once the pressure gets released, mash slightly the dal, add the crushed kasuri methi, tamarind paste and bring the dal to boil.

Finally add the tempered spices to the dal and put off the stove.

Put off the stove and serve immediately.

36 comments:

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

delicious flavorful dal.

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

thats a different combination.. never thought peanuts would go with dhal.. :)

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo looks yum

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Wow very yummy peanut with methi... super akka... it tempting me... n link this recipe to our SYS-W Series aks...

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo akka. would be perfect for chapathis

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo akka. would be perfect for chapathis

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

never though peanut gravy ! good one !

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I love your idea od using peanuts in dal. They look very delicious.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

So tasty looking dal...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

semma recipe...love it

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

priya u can mingle any ingredient and bring the magic out of it.looks very deliicous.

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Why don't you just send me a tupperware of all these dishes every day in post :-)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

As usual u rocks,never imagine this combo...

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Love the addition of peanuts with toor dal and tamarind.. Ver tasty and flavorful recipe

Anjali said... Reply To This Comment

This is an unusual combo. Guju dals have peanuts and kasuri methi is native to Punjab. Both in a single dal is interesting!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice shot akka.. simply superb..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

I can imagine the flavor of this dal Priya..

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

new to me....would try it sometime...thanks

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

loved the recipe, what a coincidence I too make a daal with peanuts and methi balls today, will soon post it.
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Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice combo and delicious dal...

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

so yummy and protein packed dhal

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Superb pics Priya...love the recipe even more...

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy n tempting!!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Goodness, that looks so gorgeous. And I love the colors and flavors in that dal curry!

Luv,
Manju

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely bowl of dal! Perfect with some bread!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering dal..super tempting and sounds delicious.

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome side and love your clicks aks, yen yenna eppadi kolluringa?

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Outstanding recipe.. Dal looks delicious.. Loved the addition of peanuts to the dal :-)

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Encore un plat tentant et plein de saveurs. Il va me falloir faire plus de cuisine indienne. C'est tellement bon.
A bientôt

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo Priya... and dal looks so tempting... very nice.

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Though the name look a bit different am totally convinced with the pic sis..must have been very tasty

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried with peanut gravy sis looks gorgeous...

Medeja said... Reply To This Comment

Dal with peanut sound new to me but really good at the same time!

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

You have made it look so delicious!! I have to try some soon.

sonalpatel said... Reply To This Comment

Made it today for lunch. I did change it up to make it heartier--added 2 tbs of finely desiccated coconut, and a tsp of grated ginger. Beautifully balanced, and beautiful texture. A winner!