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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Methi-Dal Sabzi

Folks, here's a recipe with methi and toor dal that goes really well with rotis and chapatis. I got this recipe from my mom and made this today for the first time. It turned out really well and I just loved it!!! This will be my contribution to JFI-WBB: Green Leafy Vegetables event.


1 bunch Methi leaves
1/2 cup Toor dal or Channa dal soaked in water for about 2-3 hours.
1 cup Fresh grated coconut
1 Green chilli
1 tsp Jeera
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Curry leaves
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Oil
A pinch of haldi
A pinch of hing
salt as per taste

  1. In a blender, coarsely grind the soaked dal, coconut, jeera and green chilli. DO NOT add any water while grinding; The mixture should be a little coarse even after grinding.

  2. Wash ,clean and chop methi leaves into small pieces. Cook in microwave for about 2-3 mins.

  3. In a kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, haldi and hing after the seeds splutter.

  4. Now add the dal-coconut mixture and let it cook for about 2-3 mins on low heat. Saute frequently.

  5. Add methi leaves, salt and sugar. Mix well and cook for another 1-2 mins.

  6. Remove from stove. Add lemon juice and serve hot with rotis/chapatis.


  1. If methi is not available, you can even use spinach.


Roopa said...

hi Ramya

you have lovely blog here!

glad to meet a kannadiga!

Methi sabzi is looking good

Sia said...

ramya, thats one healthy recipe. thanks to ur mom for this:) i have had same with spinach subji but not sure abt the ingredients as it was served at my hostel. do u think frozen methi will do?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog... good recipe thanks for sharing

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@ Sia....

Thanx there! Yeah, sure you can use frozen methi. It shouldn't make much of a difference!


Glad you liked my page. Cheers!

Richa said...

this methi-dal looks great! I'm very fond of dal-subzi combinations, will try this for sure. Such a different recipe, thanks.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@ Richa...

Hi, yeah, this is indeed a different combination. Sure, try it and let me know how it comes out!!Thanx for dropping in a comment :)

FH said...

Hello Kannada girl! There are so many of us around but we don't get to know each other until late.
Hegideera? Eeg tane gottaytu nimma blog bagge,mane adige anta nodida koodale illige bande!:))
I will go thru' your blog now,see you later in mine.I have Karnataka special today,it will change to Tamil nadu tomorrow!:)

Blossom said...

Hello Ramya,

Coincidentally my daughter's name is same as yours.

That apart I am also a kannadiga.

This methi sabji can be tried with moong dal too. Alternately instead of methi one can use spinach too.

Although there is no need to grind the dal.

Will try most of your recipes as they look pretty closer to home..

Thanks & Rgds

Unknown said...

Amazing recipe's Ramya. Thanks for the same. Also could you post anything tht has Chocolate as the main Ingredient please ? Also nice to meet a fellow kannadiga here.. Nice knowing you.
Thanks in advance, cheers...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


hehe :) Sure Sohan.... will post more chocolate recipes in the days to come!!