Mudhu Palya

I was looking for this recipe from a long time,  accurate one infact and found one here. We polished the plate :)

You need the following for making mudhu palya :
Menthesoppu or Spinach -1 bunch
Toor dhal - 1 cup (Togari bele/Split pigeon peas)
Green Chillies -3-4 (adjust according to the spice levels)

Coriander powder/Whole coriander seeds -1 tbsp
Jeera powder/Whole Jeera - 1/2 tbsp
Dry coconut  - 1 tbsp (grated)
Tamarind - the size of a marble (approx 1 tbsp of thick pulp)
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves -1 tbsp(chopped for garnishing)


Method :
1. Cook Toor dhal in the pressure cooker and drain.
2. Chop the spinach/methi leaves finely.
3. Grind (without adding water) the green chillies, coriander, jeera and dry coconut in the mixer grinder.
4. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Pop mustard seeds and add a little asafoetida.
5. Add the ground mixture, and fry for 1-2 minutes.
6. Now add the finely chopped spinach/methi leaves.Fry for a minute or two till the leaves are wilt. If you are using methi fry the leaves for more time.
7. After about 5-6 minutes, when the water has all evaporated, add the cooked dhal to the mixture.Bring it to boil.
8. Add salt, little jaggery and thick tamarind juice.
9. Mix well and bring it to boil again.
10. Before you switch off the stove, add the rice flour followed by 1 tsp of oil .Mix well.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Best served with hot rice and ghee or chapathis. 

This goes to Sowmya of creative saga for SWC-Cooking with greens event. 
 


29 comments:

YOSEE said...

Thats interesting, somewhat like the paruppu kari we make, except for the tamarind. But i've never heard of it ! Which part of Karnataka is it from ?

Priti said...

Umm..yum....nice recipe

Pooja said...

very new to me laxmi...Nice color..looking delicious..

Happy cook said...

Never had this, sounds and looks really yumm.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..i usually make a curry with dal and spinach, but i love the ground paste you have added which gives extra taste to the dal. Thanks for sending this for the event..

Sireesha said...

Its new for me...Looks yumm Yumm..

Anonymous said...

Looks exactly like my Mom's recipe.We make it in our house most of the days and there are many variations to this.

jayasri said...

First I thought that it was just like paruppu karmad, I use Tuvar dal in some of my dry curries, but i have not used tamarind in it, where is it orginally come from ? its new to me...never heard of this palya..., and of course the ground paste i do not add in my dry curry.., must try this some time...

Cham said...

New recipe with tamarind. Delicious :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thanks for sharing,looks awesome Lakshmi!

Ramya Bala said...

This is a delcious recipe Lakshmi...actually a slight different way from wat we cook...

Prathibha said...

My mom makes it bit dry which looks like a dry palya...i love it with rice..

kittymatti said...

new one!! Awesome recipe lakshmi!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lakshmi nange ee thara pallya thumba ishta... try madthene :-).
Mangala

Vani said...

I'd not heard of mudhu palya, LG. This sounds delicious!

DEESHA said...

I have never heard of this .. looks soo cute

AnuSriram said...

Sounds interesting! Nice recipe..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow this is so healthy we call it Methi chutney and have it with rice and dosa!!! I am so tempted to make them sometime soon!!!

Shreya said...

very interesting! never knew of it before. love the recipe..

Divya Vikram said...

Rice ball looks just delicious!

Nithya Praveen said...

Which part of Karnataka is this from? Looks interesting....like the way its done:)

Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried making palya. looks good n heaylth

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Varsha Vipins said...

Am loving those cute green balls Lakshmi..such a new recipe to me..tanks for sharing..:)

roma said...

Methi is in abundance right now and this recipe seems a great way to use it.

TheKeyBunch said...

This is so new to me. It looks delicious Lakshmi!

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TheKeyBunch said...

Laksmi, I remember having this recipe at my friends place and fell in love it, thanks for posting this.

Asha said...

Lakshmi, you are in Mysore?!! Girl, I would have met you there. We took Iravata bus with AC (Ahh..wish they had AC in homes too!) to Mysore, hired a taxi and went to every sight we wanted to go. Around 5pm, we got on the bus again, came home. Mysore is still beautiful, not much traffic. My aunt lives there. Bangalore was terrible. concrete jungle and so much chaos. I loved meeting friends and family, so it was good and I am ill even after almost 2 weeks after I came back home! :D

Have fun there, see you when you come back or in the Fall.Hugs, Safe flight! :))

Pavithra said...

MMM yum nice recipe. first time here yah.. so good space will keep visiting