Methi Leaves Ambat

                                                         This is a very traditional, healthy curry that our older generation used to do. In spite of its bitter taste both leaves and seeds  are loved and used by everyone as they are very nutritious. My amma used to do this curry very often as methi leaves are available in all seasons. Adding fried methi seeds to the masala while grinding gives extra flavour and aroma.

Ingredients :-

  1. 1 bunch of methi leaves.
  2. 1 cup grated coconut,
  3. 8  red chillies- roasted
  4. Small gooseberry size tamarind,
  5. 1 tsp methi seeds
  6. 1/2  cup tuar dal
  7. 1tbsp + 1 tsp oil
  8. 1 tsp jaggery
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  11. 1 tsp mustard, 1 red chilly for tempering

Method :-          

    Sort out the leaves from the bunch, rinse well in water and chop.                     

                                  

                         Wash the tur dal, add the  chopped leaves in a cooker and cook with enough water.
                      Grind the grated  coconut, red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste
Lastly add the methi seeds fried in 1 tsp oil and grind again..                          
The Masolu is now ready.
Add  turmeric powder, salt and jaggery to the cooked leaves and dal and boil again.
          
                              Mix the masolu into the cooked dal and methi leaves and boil. Give a tempering of remaining 1 tbsp oil , mustard and red chilli.
                    Enjoy with rice !

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