Friday, 16 January 2015

MENTHYA SOPPINA MATOTI PALLYA / STEAMED METHI BALLS

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch methi leaves/fenugreek leaves
1 Cup  chana dal/Bengal gram dal
2-3 green chillis
1'' piece ginger
1tsp jeera/cummin
1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida
salt to taste


FOR TEMPERING

2-3 Tbsp oil
1tsp mustard
1/2 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp udad dal(black gram dal)
1/4 tsp hing
2-3 red chilis

FRESH GRATED COCONUT FOR GARNISHING

METHOD

  • Soak  the dal for 3-4 hrs
  • Drain the water completely.
  • Grind to a coarse paste with ginger,green chillis, jeera, hing and salt. Do not add water while grinding.
  • Chop the methi leaves and mix with the ground dal.
  • Make small balls and steam for about 8 mins.
  • Remove from the steamer and allow to cool.

  • Heat oil in a pan and prepare the tempering.

  • Add the steamed balls and mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh grated coconut.
  • Serve along with curd.


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