Matvadi palya recipe | How to make menthya soppu matvadi palya | Toor dal and methi leaves stir fry | Matawadi palya

By Latha on November 2nd, 2017

matvadi palya or matawadi palya

Matvadi palya or matawadi palya is a very healthy and very popular stir fry recipe from Karnataka. Menthya soppina matvadi or matodi palya recipe explained with step by step pictures. Matvadi palya is prepared using toor dal, fenugreek leaves, green chili, coconut, ginger and few other spices.

This is a menthya soppu or menthe soppu matvadi palya. You can replace menthya soppu or fenugreek leaves with cluster beans or french beans. This is a very tasty stir fry recipe and is my Son's favorite. Matvadi or matawadi or matodi palya can be prepared using either toor dal or chana dal (bengal gram dal). I like it with toor dal and I always prepare it with toor dal. So it's up to your taste.

If you are loooking for more fenugreek leaves recipes then do check my menthe soppu dose, menthe palle (methi dal), menthe soppina rice bath and menthe soppina parota (methi paratha) recipes.

Traditionally Matvadi palya is prepared using a lot of oil. The dal and methi leaves mixture is sauteed in oil for long time. It tastes good but requires a lot of oil and is time consuming as well. So here I have steam cooked the dal and leaves mixture and then tempered it. So this is a healthy stir fry recipe. You can also serve it like evening snacks or usli.

You can find many healthy snacks recipes on this website like nuchinunde, congress kadlekai, hurigalu, churumuri and mandakki recipes.

You can also find many palya or stir fry recipes on this website like gorikai or cluster beans palya, bendekayi or ladies finger palya, bittergourd sweet curry, thondekai palya, Mixed vegetable palya, beans palya, badanekayi palya, Hagalakayi palya, Boodu kumbalakai or ash gourd palya and north karnataka special zunka vadi recipes.

Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style curry recipes then do visit our curries section.

Matvadi palya recipe

Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup toor dal
  2. 3 - 4 cups chopped fenugreek leaves
  3. 2 - 4 green chili
  4. 1 " length ginger
  5. 1/2 cup grated coconut

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 4 tbsp oil
  2. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 red chili broken
  5. 1 tsp urad dal
  6. 1 tsp gram dal
  7. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  8. A generous pinch of turmeric powder
  9. A generous pinch of asafoetida
  10. Salt as per your taste
  11. 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions for making matvadi palya:

  1. Rinse and soak toor dal for 2 hours.rinse and soak toor dal for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  2. After soaking drain the water. Coarse grind the dal along with green chili and ginger without adding any water.grind toor dal for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  3. Transfer it to a wide bowl.ground toor dal for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  4. Pick and clean the fenugreek leaves. Rinse and finely chop it.fenugreek leaves for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  5. Now add in finely chopped fenugreek leaves and grated coconut into the bowl, which has ground dal.chopped leaves and coconut for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  6. Give a quick mix.preparing dumplings for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  7. Next steam it for 15 minutes.steaming matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  8. Once steamed, crumble it using a flat spatula.steamed matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  9. Prepare tempering using oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, gram dal, broken red chili and curry leaves.tempering for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  10. Add in asafoetida and turmeric powder.asafoetida and turmeric for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  11. Next add in steamed and crumbled toor dal and fenugreek leaves mixture. Also add in salt as per your taste.steamed dal and leaves for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi
  12. Give a quick mix and cook under low flame for 10 minutes. If you feel the palya is very dry..sprinkle little water and cook for some more time. At the end add in lemon juice. Serve it with rice or chapathi.lemon juice for matvadi palya or matawadi or matodi

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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