Menthya Matvadi Palya Recipe - Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi
Menthya Matvadi Palya Recipe is delicious Madhwa Brahmin Vegetable, that is protein packed and diabetic friendly. Serve it along with rasam or kadhi to make a wholesome meal.
Matwadi Palya Recipe is essentially a Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi which uses ground masala which is steamed and then mixed with the other sauteed ingredients like fenugreek leaves. This side dish is great for high protein vegetarian diet since methi and dal are rich in proteins. In addition, methi is a source of ample iron.
Serve Matwadi Palya Recipe (Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi) along with Tawa paratha, Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe and steamed rice for lunch or dinner.Here are more recipes from Karnataka cuisine
- 50 grams Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves)
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 2 Dry Red Chillies
- Salt , to taste To Grind
- 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , soaked for 2 hours
- 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 6 Dry Red Chillies
- 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
- Curry leaves , few
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
How to make Menthya Matvadi Palya Recipe - Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi
To prepare Matwadi Palya Recipe (Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi); drain the water from the soaked channa dal and grind all the ingredients mentioned under "to grind" adding very little water to make a coarse paste.
In a steamer, steam the ground masala till soft, for about 10 minutes on high heat using Idli molds.
Meanwhile, wash and chop the methi leaves finely.
In a kadai, heat oil and mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, add the red chillies and curry leaves and roast for a few seconds.
Add finely chopped methi leaves and salt and allow it to wilt down.
Once the methi leaves are cooked, add the ground chana dal mixture and mix them and allow it to cook on low flame till everything combines well. Turn off heat. Check the salt and adjust accordingly to taste.
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