Moong Dal Methi Ki Sabzi Recipe

Farrukh Aziz Ansari
Moong Dal Methi Ki Sabzi Recipe
12305 ratings.

Methi Moong Dal Sabzi is a lip-smacking dry preparation of fresh fenugreek and split green gram tossed with spices. Since this is a dry preparation, it can easily be carried in a lunch box for a school or an office. If you wish to make this preparation as no onion-no garlic recipe, skip the onions and follow the rest and you have an amazingly delicious light healthy meal ready to be served.

Serve Methi Moong Dal Sabzi with phulkas, jeera rice and Rajasthani dal for a delicious meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Methi Turai Ki Sabzi and Aloo Methi ki sabzi.


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (Split) , soaked for 3 hours
  • 2 cups Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely sliced
  • 1 Onion , finely sliced
  • 4 Green Chillies , slit
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • Asafoetida (hing) , A pinch
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water

How to make Moong Dal Methi Ki Sabzi Recipe

  1. To begin with Moong Dal Methi Ki Sabzi, heat oil in a kadhai and add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle.

  2. Add green chillies and hing and let it cook for a few seconds.

  3. After a few seconds, add onion and fry until it becomes soft and pinkish.

  4. Add ginger, sliced tomato and cook on high flame for 2 minutes or until the tomatoes get soft.

  5. Add soaked and drained moong dal, turmeric, coriander powder and sauté well for a minute.

  6. Add half cup of water and salt and mix everything properly.

  7. Cover and cook the dal for 7 to 8 minutes or until the dal is cooked well and the water is dried up (Do not overcook or it will get mushy).

  8. Add methi and sauté on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes (Do not cover and cook). After 2 to 3 minutes, it is ready to be served.

  9. Serve Methi Moong Dal Sabzi with phulkas, jeera rice and Rajasthani dal for a delicious meal.