Thursday, 6 March 2014

Methi Leaves and Chana Dal Fry

This is a healthy dish that can be used as a snack or a meal replacement for dieters and diabetic people. For dieters and diabetic people, I advise to use only 1 tsp of oil and coconut can be totally avoided. This can also be served as a side dish in a meal.

Methi Leaves and Chana Dal Fry

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves : 2


  • Fresh Methi Leaves, chopped - 1 bunch
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cooked Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Round Red Chili - 4 nos.
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cummin Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook chana dal separately and keep it aside. 
  2. Heat the pan and add 2 tbsp of oil. 
  3. Put the chili, shallots and when slightly brown, add coconut. 
  4. Then add the spices. Saute well. 
  5. Add the cooked chana dal and stir well. Add some salt. 
  6. Now add the methi leaves and stir until it is soft. Sprinkle salt and mix well.
  7. When the mixture is dry, remove from heat. 

Serve hot and enjoy the healthy dish.

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