Thursday, January 5, 2017

Methi - Tomato - Brinjal Curry

Methi/Fenugrik leaves - tomato and Brinjal curry is a gravy dish and you can have them with plain rice. chapati or any type of rotis. It goes well with idli and dosa also.

I have used Methi leaves, brinjal, tomatoes and toor dal. Added some rasam powder from M.T.R. Rasam powder and the seasonings. It tasted yummy.
Let us see some benefits of using mustard seeds in our diet.
Mustard seeds are rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. They do contain high calories. They are good dietary fiber. They are good source of B complex vitamins and they help in regulating body metabolism and lower the blood cholesterol levels.
It is better to cook all the veggies together and then add cooked dal to it. Use of lemon will be enough because tomatoes adds to the savoury taste. It is not necessary to use coconut and tamarind.

Lets see the recipe Now

Things Needed :

Methi/Fenugrik leaves : 1 Bundle
Tomatoes : 2 to 3 (Medium sized)
Brinjal (small) : 2 to 3
Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup (2 fistful)
M.T.R. Rasam Powder : 2 ti 3 Teaspoons
Seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : a pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 or more
Salt : As required
Lemon extract : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder : A pinch

Method :

1. Wash and cut methi leaves into small. Wash and cut tomatoes and remove the seeds from it.
2. Wash and cut brinjal into small pieces and put it in a big bowl of water for 10 minutes.
3. Wash and cook toor dal in a pressure cooker and keep it aside.

4. Now put cut methi leaves, tomatoes and brinjal pieces in a big pan and cook till they turn soft.

5. Keep a big pan and put cooked vegetables mixture and cooked dal.

6. Mix it well and add salt and turmeric powder. (a pinch).7. Add required water and cook for 2 minutes.
8. Add M.T. R. Rasam powder and mix the curry nicely and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.



9. Add mustard - cumin seeds, curry leaves and ingh seasoning and add it to the curry.
10. Shift the curry to a serving dish and add cut coriander leaves.

11. Add lemon extract and mix the curry well.
12. Serve with the main dish you have prepared. Add a spoon of ghee adds to the taste.

Note :

Adding onions and garlic to the curry is optional. Adding any brand curry powder is optional.(Taste differ). Adding tamarind instead of lemon extract is optional. Adding jaggery to the curry is optional. (I did not add).
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

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