Potato methi daal

I am a potato loving person. I like them in any shape and in any dish. Slightly roasted crispy potatoes taste better than the cooked ones. How about these crispy tiny pieces of potatoes in daal? Its a delicious combination.

I have a pack of kasoori methi, which was crying to be used. These pieces of dried leaves give an amazing taste to any dish. These are good for health.

Next is daal, who does not like daal? A simple daal and rice gives more satisfaction than eating out in fancy restaurants paying huge money. So here is a combination of the above three. This dish is born out of my imaginations.

1 cup finely chopped potatoes
1 cup cooked masoor daal (red)
1 tea spn kasoori methi
A pinch asafoetida
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
3-4 green chilies
1/2 tea spn garam masala
4-5 curry leaves
A pinch turmeric

Cook daal with turmeric. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves and green chilies. Fry for a moment and add potatoes, salt, fry till the potatoes are brownish and crispy. Add cooked daal, garam masala, kasoori methi, asafoetida. Cook for 5mins.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins

19 thoughts on “Potato methi daal”

  1. Hi Shilpa — that is such a perfect recipe for a quick and delicious meal! I can’t wait to try it. For some reason I have been craving fenugreek. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Hey Shilpa….A different combination, good imagination too !!! Unfortunately kasori methi is over and i need to buy, before i try out this one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey Shilpa,

    Interesting combination !!! I like daal, potato and methi but never imagined them together. Going to try it soon. Thanks

  4. Nice dal. Good twist to the usual. I just started experimenting with Kasoori methi. Which brand of kasoori methi do u use? The ones I got have a very dry leaf smell, they smell like mild tobacco in the dish..

  5. Shilpa! Garam masala???!! What would your mother say?! 😀 just kidding…. this looks wonderful and cozy for these last of winter days….great and creative idea for a fusion dish! will try this and let you know:-)

  6. I made this yesterday for lunch as we were home due to bad weather in the DC area. I made it more watery than one would make a dhal for rice and it turned out into a great soup – especially after all that shoveling. Thanks for a great recipe.

  7. Excellent shilpa ,only today i happened to visit this site and i like all the recipies especially potato methi dal.I m going to try now

  8. I just had this for dinner and it’s so tasty! It was easy to make too. I love recipes that use Kasoori Methi since I haven’t been able to find a fresh source of methi in my area so that’s all I have.

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