Methi Moong Dal Palak Recipe

Methi Moong Dal Palak is a delicious lentil curry made with whole moong dal lentil and fresh fenugreek leaves. Serve it with Baingan Ka Bharta, Boondi Raita and Phulka for a weekday meal.

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Methi Moong Dal Palak Recipe
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Methi Moong Dal Palak Recipe a delicious lentil curry made with whole moong dal lentil and fresh fenugreek leaves. This recipe is a healthy menu choice for the intake of everyday protein and is also packed with vitamins and minerals.

Methi Moong Dal is a fantastic way to sneak in greens in your kids diet as well.

Did you know: Fenugreek is a good source of protein, minerals, and vitamins. Fenugreek fresh leaves and stems are rich in calcium, iron, carotene, Vitamin A, C, and ascorbic acid. Fenugreek has good properties for sugar and lipid control.

Serve Methi Moong Dal along with Baingan Ka BhartaPhulka and Beetroot Raita Recipe for a wholesome weekday lunch.

If you are looking for more Dal Recipes here are some that you can make for everyday meals:

  1. Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)
  2. Palak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe (Spinach and Lentil Curry)
  3. Dal Banjara Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , a bunch, cleaned chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tomato , chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Oil

How to make Methi Moong Dal Palak Recipe

  1. To begin making the Methi Moong Dal recipe, firstly wash and soak the moong dal in 3 cups of water for at least 30 minutes. While the dal is soaked clean, wash and pat dry the fenugreek leaves.

  2. Next, finely chop the methi leaves. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok or a kadai and add the chopped methi leaves into the wok. Saute the methi leaves, until it gets softened.

  3. Methi leaves cooks very quickly and this will take less than 3 minutes to cook. Once the leaves have softened, turn off the heat. Keep it aside.

  4. In the next step, we will cook the moong dal with the spices. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat.  Add asafoetida and cumin seeds, fry for few seconds. Next add onion and fry till they turn soft.

  5. Once the onions have softened, add the chopped tomato along with coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and fry for a minute or so over medium heat.

  6. Add soaked moong dal along with the soaked water to the onion tomato mixture. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and put the weight on.

  7. Cook moong dal for 2 to 3 whistles. After a couple of whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer the dal for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat.

  8. Allow the pressure to release naturally from the pressure cooker.

  9. Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and lightly mash the dal with the back of a spoon. Stir in the sauteed methi leaves and serve.

  10. Serve Methi Moong Dal along with Baingan Ka BhartaPhulka and Beetroot Raita Recipe for a wholesome weekday lunch.