Methi Seeds Dal Sambar/Srimad bele huli/Menthya huli is a very tradional sambar prepared by Madhwa Brahmins. Methi Seeds Dal Sambar includes only methi seeds and no veggies are required. Methi Seeds Dal Sambar is very tasty and makes a fabulous combination with rice and ghee.
Its being told Menthya Huli was most loved by SriMadhavacharya and hence it is also called Srimad bele huli.
Health Benefits of Methi Seeds:
Methi which is popularly known as Fenugreek can be easily included in your diet plan and most of its beneficial properties lie in its seeds. The fenugreek seeds consist of an amino acid which can start the production of insulin in the body which in turn can help you to lower the level of blood sugar.
Methi Seeds: 1/4 cup
Toor Dal: 1 cup
Tamarind juice: 2 tbsp
Sambar Powder: 2 and 1/2 tbsp
Grated Coconut: 1/2 cup
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Grated Jaggery: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 strand
Ghee: 1 tbsp
Red chillies: 2 - 3
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Pressure cook dal with lesser quantity of water.
3. Heat ghee in the kadai on a medium flame. Add mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add red chillies and methi seeds, fry till methi seeds turns golden brown, which gives a good aroma.
4. Add curry leaves, Asafoetida, cooked dal, turmeric, fine paste from step 2, Jaggery and salt to taste. Add very little water if required. But huli/sambar needs be thick. Simmer the flame and cook for 5 - 10 mins.
Serve hot with rice and menasinakai balaka.