Fenugreek Dal – Methi Toor Dal serves the base of comfort food Indian style and easily makes a complete meal with rice or quinoa and raita.
For some reason, the combo meals with many different labor intensive components like yesterday’s Pav Bhaji were the only options that were coming into my head. After completing two of the posts for this week’s BM and still having one more to do in a busy week, I kept on changing what the third one was going to be. I switched from some Trinidad classics like Shark & Bake or Doubles and then went back to India with Samosa Chaat, yet one of the simplest combo meals was eluding me.
I had purchased a big bunch of fenugreek/methi and used a few tablespoons for a recipe and then I had this huge bunch of leftover to utilize before it went bad. I started googling looking for ideas. Sure there were plenty of parathas, but after having a bad cold for several days, I did not have the energy for rolling parathas. Finally…it came to me. Dal & Rice – the most classic combination of Indian cuisine – fast and easy!
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE FENUGREEK DAL – METHI TOOR DAL
I made it a complete meal by having it with raita – the ubiquitous Indian yogurt condiment. In this version, I used store bought boondi, however if you would like to try your hand at making the boondi yourself, check out this recipe here.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE BOONDI RAITA
This was the perfect meal to have after being sick. I don’t know about you, but when I am sick I prefer very simple food. Nothing too spicy or with too many flavors going on. This was simple and easy to put together with the rice cooker doing the work for me and the boondi raita just a matter of stirring a few ingredients together. The only thing I had to make was the dal. However, it was still tasty and thoroughly enjoyable.
Although in the past, I have made it with rice. To make it more protein rich, I now often have this meal with quinoa instead of rice.
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