Menthiya Soppu Bele Palya | Fenugreek Leaves-Lentil Stir fry

Fenugreek leaves are a potent Galactogouge . It is not only good for the new mom, but also the other members of the family as it has some vital nutrients as well.Mom made a simple stir fry with fenugreek leaves and dal. This along with other other dishes in the meal was a real treat....

Along with this stirfry was Majjigay huli or Morekuzhambu prepared with pumpkin and ambode / paruppu vadai, rasam and of course Lil Angel's favorite Paruppu Vadai.We love to have a few of the Paruppu vadai soaked in Morekuzhambu but since I am on a 'diet' I had to limit my intake to just one as I did not want anything to upset my tummy or Lil Masters tummy....

Here is the recipe for the greens-lentil stirfry....

You need:

Fenugreek leaves-from 1 bunch
Gram dal-1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon for seasoning
Toor dal- a fistful
Red chillies- 2
Mustard- 1teaspoon
Urad dal- 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Asafotida powder- a pinch
Curry leaves - a few

Oil-1 teaspoon+1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

1. Wash and roughly chop the fenugreek leaves and microwave for 5 minutes and keep aside.
2.Soak the gram dal and urad dal along with the red chilli for an hour. Drain and grind coarsely.Add as little water as possible while grinding.
3.Heat a teaspoon oil in a pan and saute the dal for a couple of minutes.
4.Remove from heat and make small balls out of this dal and steam for 15 minutes.When lightly cool,crumble and keep side.
5.Heat the remaining oil in a pan and put in mustard,urad dal,gram dal,curry leaves, asafetida powder, turmeric powder.
6.When the mustard crackles, add the crumbled dal, fenugreek leaves, salt.
7.Mix well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
8.Remove from heat and serve as a side dish.

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Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-


PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
Postpartum Diet


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