Chawli Masoor Dal


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An all-time favourite, this recipe combines chawli leaves with wholesome masoor dal and a flavourful masala paste to make a dish that surely wins the diner’s heart! Apart from the irresistible taste, there are many more reasons that make the Chawli Masoor Dal a must-have, especially during pregnancy.


Chawli is one of the richest sources of iron and vitamin A and ideal for pregnant women. The vitamin A together with the protein in the dal helps to maintain healthy skin and vision, while the iron keeps anemia at bay. We have added a dash of vitamin C rich lemon juice to improve the absorption of iron from the mouth-watering dal. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice or your favourite roti .

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Chawli Masoor Dal recipe - How to make Chawli Masoor Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped chawli (cow pea) leaves
1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp lemon juice

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using 1/4 Cup Water)
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
Method
  1. Combine the masoor dal, turmeric powder, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the chawli leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cooked masoor dal, prepared paste, a little salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Chapatis 
Layered Vegetable Chapatis 
Phulkas / Chapatis 
Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk 
Toasted Stuffed Chapatis 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 80 kcal
Protein 5.1 gm
Carbohydrates 11.7 gm
Fat 1.5 gm
Fibre 2.1gm
Iron 3.2 mg
Vitamin A 577. 7 mcg

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Reviews

Chawli Masoor Dal
5
 on 29 Jan 16 10:38 AM


masoor dal and chawli leaves a good combination.. to have a healthy dal.. less spicy and goes well with plain steamed rice.. Must try recipe..
Chawli Masoor Dal
4
 on 25 Nov 13 08:02 PM


I tried a variation using tur+masoor dal and no coconut milk. Tasted quite nice
Chawli Masoor Subzi
4
 on 08 Jul 12 06:34 AM


Great recipe. Liked it.