It’s Sunday today and my week as a blogger has started like ever. Usually I take off from this virtual world during weekends which is Friday and Saturday here in this part of the world(Hello UAE!!). Though I show up in social medias just to ensure all is well with the blog on weekends, mostly I spend time with the family. And I made this colorful and healthy methi dal (Fenugreek leaves with lentils) and Jeera rice for the lunch yesterday. Because the fresh, green wonder fenugreek leaves are already showing up. Meaning, though winter hasn’t officially begun, the greens are stepping in to vegetable market. The green veggie lovers and healthy food making moms are happy like me. Isn’t it?
This methi dal can accompany both chapati as well as jeera rice. Which is dual combo offer. Hence my weekend lunch went little overboard with 3 main course menu. But believe me, I some how forgot the elaborated meal prep hardness when we all assembled together at the table and ate the food with lots of chit-chat and laughter. Which is what I look for during weekends, the family time, the fun time.
Methi dal is a flavor wonder I must say because fenugreek leaves is absolutely magical. Though the fenugreek leaves basically taste bitter, you cannot even notice the feel of bitterness in dal. It’s just appropriately balanced with tamarind, salt, red chilly powder and garam masala. I have chosen tamarind here but you can even use dash of lemon juice or more of tomatoes. The simply cooked lentils dressed up with sauteed onion, tomato, ginger and topped with healthy greens plus spices is a game changer during weekends. But I ascertain the fact that when you begin cooking something healthy for your loved ones, time doesn’t matter. So happy cooking week ahead.