Methi dal / venthaya keerai paruppu

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Methi dal / fenugreek leaves / venthaya keerai paruppu is a simply yummy dal prepared with methi leaves and paasi paruppu, which goes well with hot rice and appalam, pickle etc.

Methi dal


Serves : 4 people

      • 1/2 cup - Split green gram / Moong dal / Paasi paruppu
      • 1 cup - Methi / Fenugreek leaves / Venthaya keerai (wash and clean)
      • 1 no - Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1/2 no - Tomato (medium sized, chopped finely)
      • 2 nos - Garlic (chopped)
      • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp - Sesame oil
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 tbsp - Oil
      • 1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp - Split black gram / ulunthu
      • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
      • 3 nos - Dry red chillies (or add as needed)
      • 2 pinch - Asafoetida
      • 4 or 5 nos - Curry leaves

Methi dal process

Preparation method:

  1. Cook split green gram / moong dal / paasi paruppu along with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, garlic, 1/2 tsp of sesame oil and enough water, until soft and mushy. Set it side.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasoning. Add onion and tomato along with required salt, saute until tomatoes are mushy.
  3. Add methi / venthaya keerai / fenugreek leaves and saute until they are 3/4 done. Now add cooked paasi paruppu / moong dal along with enough water and required salt (if needed).
  4. Mix well and allow them to cook for 8 to 10 mins or until you reach desired consistency. Simple methi dal is ready and serve with hot rice.

Methi dal


  • You can either cook moong dal / paasi paruppu in a pressure cook or open cook in any vessel as i did.

 Methi dal


  1. Methi dal is in my try list.u have made it so well ..

  2. Perfect combo for steamed rice.. u presented well...

  3. Am ready to finish that whole platter rite now, paruppu is just inviting me.

  4. healthy power packed dal recipe..bright yellow color is simply superb


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