Methi Dal


1 Cup tur dal (Soaked in two cups of water for 2 hours).

1 Tomato chopped.

1  Onion chopped.

1 cup chopped Methi(Fenugreek) leaves.

2-3 Green chillies.

5 cloves crushed Garlic.

1 tbsp oil.

1 tsp mustard seeds.

1 tsp jeera.

1/2 tsp asafoetida.

1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

Salt to taste.


Pressure cook washed and soaked dal in pressure cooker upto 3-4 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,jeera,asafoetida,crushed garlic and turmeric powder.

Add green chillies,chopped onions and tomatoes.Saute for 2 minutes.

Add chopped methi leaves,mix well,cover and cook till methi is cooked.

Add cooked dal and salt.

Let it come to boil.

Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve hot with steam rice.

Happy Cooking !!!


Corn Matar Upma

This is an easy to make and yummy to eat dish.I call it  comfort food,I usually make it for breakfast but at times make it as a short cut lunch or dinner….This is my mom’s recipe,.My sis in law makes a different version of Upma and calls it tikhat sheera,will post that soon….


1 cup Rawa(roasted in 2 tbsp ghee)

1/2 cup Corn & Matar(peas).

1 big Onion chopped.

3 Green chillies chopped.

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tbsp Urad dal.

1 tbsp Chana dal.

1/2 tsp asafoetida(hing)

5-6 Curry leaves.

1/2 tsp Sugar.

2 tbsp Grated Coconut.

1 tbsp Chopped Corriander.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

1 cup Hot water.


Heat Ghee in a kadhai.Add rava and roast till it changes colour(  turns into light brown) ,stiring continuously.

Rava can be roasted in advance and stored in refrigerator.

Heat oil in a kadhai.

Add mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,asafoetida and saute till dals get nice brown colour.

Add curry leaves ,chopped chillies and chopped Onion.Saute till onions turn light pink.Add corn and matar, cover and cook till matar and corn are cooked.

Add roasted rava and salt and sugar,stir well.Add boiling hot water,mix well.

Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve hot,garnished with grated coconut and chopped corriander leaves.

Tip-Upma can be made using other vegetables like carrot and potatoes.Broken cashewnuts can also be added to it.I have seen some people adding little chopped tomatoes also to upma.

Happy Cooking !!!