Chawli Masoor Dal
by Tarla Dalal
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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 .
- Combine the masoor dal, turmeric powder, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the chawli leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
- 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.
- Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice and mix well.
- Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
|Energy|| 80 kcal|
|Protein|| 5.1 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 11.7 gm|
|Fat|| 1.5 gm|
|Iron|| 3.2 mg|
|Vitamin A|| 577. 7 mcg|
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