Fenugreek Flavored Lentil Curry Recipe

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This traditional Indian dish is often served over rice or roti . This recipe is the combination of fenugreek leaves, toor dal and bengal gram dal. It is not only delicious, a good source of non-meat protein and it also has a number of health benefits. It taste absolutely delicious when you eat it with a tsp of ghee.

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Servings: 3


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  • Ingredients
  • 1 Small Bunch of Fenugreek Leaves, Chopped
  • To Pressure Cook
  • 1/4 Cup of Toor Dal
  • 1/4 Cup of Bengal gram Dal
  • 1 Medium Size Tomato, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilly, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp of Salt
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • To Temper
  • 3 Tsp of Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Urad dal
  • 1/2 Tsp of Cumin
  • 1 Red Chilly
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • Curry Leaves
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped


  1. Method
  2. Soak both the dals in enough water for 1/2 hr. Drain the water and wash the dals in cold tap water. Keep this aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, bengal gram dal, turmeric powder, oil, salt, chopped tomato, green chilly and water, cook this for 5-6 whistles. Switch off the stove.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add red chillies (break it), mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin. After they sizzles, add a pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves and chopped garlic, fry for 1-2 mins.
  5. Add chopped fenugreek, saute for 1 min.
  6. Add the cooked dal to a pan, cook it for 2 mins. Check the salt and switch off the stove.
  7. Hot Fenugreek flavored lentil curry is ready.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 289g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 288  
Calories from Fat 92 32%
Total Fat 10.68g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 6%
Trans Fat 0.16g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Potassium 651mg 19%
Total Carbs 42.14g 11%
Dietary Fiber 16.5g 55%
Sugars 2.31g 2%
Protein 15.85g 25%


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