Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter M

Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh

Dish: M for Menthi kura Pappu

Letter M stands for fruits & veggies like Mamidikaya/ Mamidi pandu (mango), Menthikura (fenugreek leaves) etc. For today’s post, I made a simple dal with Menthikura. I planted methi in my container garden and used it to make this tasty dal. Methi is probably the easiest to grow, sow some methi (fenugreek seeds) and within a week you have tiny methi leaves growing.

Pappu or dal is the main source of protein in our diet and is made almost everyday. This is a very basic recipe and any greens can be used instead of methi.

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Menthi kura Pappu (Dal with fenugreek leaves)
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Menthi kura (Methi) - chopped
  • ½ cup Kandi pappu (Toor dal/ split red gram)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 chilies Green - slit
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
For tempering:
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 - 3 chilies Dry red
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Menthi kura (Methi) - chopped
  • ½ cup Kandi pappu (Toor dal/ split red gram)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 chilies Green - slit
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
For tempering:
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 - 3 chilies Dry red
Menthi kura Pappu (Dal with fenugreek leaves)
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook toor dal with a pinch of turmeric until very soft.
  2. Heat 2tsp oil in a medium saucepan, add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and red chilies; once the seeds start to splutter add the chopped methi leaves and cook covered until they are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add tamarind paste, asafoetida (hing), turmeric and salt. Simmer for 5-7 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
  4. Next add the cooked dal, green chilies, curry leaves and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32.

Previously on A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh:

A for Aava Pettina Aratikaya Kura

B for Bagara Baingan

C for Chimmiri

D for Dosakaya Pachadi

E for Erra Gummadikaya Pulusu

F for Firni

G for Gongura Pulihora

H for Haleem/ Vegetarian Haleem

I for Iguru/ Vankaya-Senagapappu Iguru

J for Jonna Pindi Kudumulu

K for Kakarakaya Podi Kura

L for Lauju/ Laskora (Kobbari Lauju)

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0 thoughts on “Menthi kura Pappu (Dal with fenugreek leaves)”

  1. A bunch of fenugreek leaves at the farmers market now costs Rs.15!We grow it at home though.Nice to see your pot of fenugreek leaves Pavani.And the dhal ,am sure, is absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

  2. This curry looks comforting and healthy and I like your methi plant..looks so refreshing…I too plant the greens regularly in the backyard.

  3. Fenugreek leaves, 0.5 ounce. Native to south Asia and southeastern Europe, Fenugreek Leaves come from a sturdy annual. Ready to use, it can be added to recipes as needed or simply used as a garnish. Associated with Indian cuisine, fenugreek leaves are typically used in meat curries, chutney and vegetable dishes. Store in a cool, dry place

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