Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili

Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe

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About Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe:

A traditional south Indian dish made from steamed and crumbles lentil cakes, seasoned with tempering and flavoured with methi ( fenugreek) leaves and asafoetida.

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  • 40 mins
  • 13 Ingredients
Ingredients
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Ingredients for Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe

  • As required Ingredients for menthia keerai
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 200 gram Methi leaves finely chopped
  • As required Salt
  • As required Ingredients for grinding
  • 3-4 cup Toor dal soaked for hours 1
  • As required Dry red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1.50 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • As required Ingredients for Tempering
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves torn
Nutrition
  • 18g Fat(2.77%)
  • 162g Protein(24.62%)
  • 398g Carbs(60.29%)
  • 76g Fiber(11.55%)
  • Other(0.76%)
Current Totals
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MacroNutrients
  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
Fats
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Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe

STEP 01

Wash and soak toor dal for 2 to 3 hours.

step 2

STEP 01

In a food processor or grinding jar add 1 cup soaked toor dal, 1 tsp asafoetida, salt to taste, 2 pt 3 dry red chillies as required. Blend to a coarse texture. Transfer the ground toor dal into a bowl.

step 3

STEP 01

Grease the idli plates and spoon the ground toor dal into the plates.

step 4

STEP 01

Place the steamer plates in the steamer and steam for 10 minutes on high heat.

step 5

STEP 01

The lentils will be well steamed and have a granny texture. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.

step 6

STEP 01

To prepare the usili, heat a pan and add 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp mustard seed and allow to crackle. Then add 1 sprig curry leaves torn and saute for a few seconds. crumble the steamed paruppu or lentil cakes and add it to the pan with the seasoning. Stir well till it gets well coated.cover and turn the heat to simmer.

step 7

STEP 01

In a preheated pan add 1 tsp oil, 200 gms chopped methi leaves and saute till methi leaves are softened and wilt.

step 8

STEP 01

Combine these keerai (greens) to the seasoned paruppu. Mix well. Check the salt and adjust accordingly.

step 9

STEP 01

Serve hot with steamed rice and vathal kuzhambu.