Dana Methi Chana Dal Recipe

Chana dal and fenugreek dana methi are very nutritious and good for diabetic diet. Chana dal is a low GI food.

Whole grain recipes

Recipe type: Low fat, cholesterol free
Preparation time: 15 minute


  • Dana methi, 0.75 cup
  • Chana Dal, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon/lime Juice 1 tsp
  • Green chili, 2 finely chopped
  • Capsicum, 1 small size, chopped
  • Ginger, 1/2 inch finely chopped
  • Coriander, 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Olive or Canola Oil, 3 tsp


  • Red chili powder, 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dried mint leave coarse powder, 1 tsp
  • Asaphoetida (Hing), 1 small grain or equivalent powder


  1. Boil 2 cup water and add fenugreek. Leave it for 15 minutes. Drain and wash with cold water 2-3 times.
  2. Take 2 cup water in a skillet and add chana dal and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl take yogurt, add 2 tsp water. Stir and add red chili powder. Mix well.
  4. Heat a nonsticking skillet and add oil. Add hing green ginger, tomato and capsicum. Stir for 2-3 minutes, add yogurt mixture, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add chana dal, lemon juice and mint powder and stir for 3-4 minutes. Add fenugrek and mix well. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with chappati, roti, tortilla, bread, plain rice, etc.

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