Thursday, March 10, 2011

Methi Dal Ambat

One of the classic Amchi (traditional) recipe which I learnt it from my mom ...I just love it its so delicious and lovely ...that i always make it when i have methi leaves ...simply love this gravy 


1/4 cup Toor dal 

1 bunch methi leaves ( finely chopped ) 

1/2 cup grated coconut 

3-4 red chillies

small piece of tamarind

1 small red onion chopped 

5-6 big flakes of garlic sliced

2 tbsp oil 

salt to taste


  1. Take 1 tbsp oil in non stick pan and fry finely chopped methi leaves till all the water gets dried up and your left with nice aroma. Keep it aside.
  2. Grind coconut, red chillies , tamarind to a fine paste. 
  3. Pressure cook toor dal and mash it well .
  4. Add chopped onion to the coconut paste and bring to a boil .
  5. Now add cooked dal , fried methi leaves and fry.
  6. In oil add sliced garlic and fry well till light brown and add this tadka to the gravy and boil,
  7. Finally add salt and serve hot with rice .