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Dal Methya Recipe

Dal Methya is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family Friendly Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 mins
Servings :
Serves 5
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - Toor Dal
  • 1 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp - Maharashtrian goda masala
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp - desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp rai
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 - Garlic pods
  • How to Make Dal Methya:

    1. Pressure cook dal with enough water
    2. Add methi seeds to it, a drop of oil, a pinch of asafoetida, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder for 4 whistles
    3. Dry roast the cumin seeds and desiccated coconut and grind them coarse.
    4. Take a non-stick vessel. Add some oil to it.
    5. When the oil becomes hot, add rai to it.
    6. When it splutters, add the cooked dal to it.
    7. Add salt, Maharashtrian goda masala, ground mixture of cumin seeds and coconut, and chilli powder.
    8. If the dal is too thick, add some water.
    9. Simmer the dal for 3-4 minutes.
    10. Now, for seasoning, chop the peeled garlic pods.
    11. In a small kadai, heat some oil and add the garlic.
    12. When the garlic turns light brown, remove the kadai from the fire and add a pinch of turmeric powder and pour this mixture on the dal.
    13. Serve with phulkas or steamed rice.


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