Dal Pinni ( Microwave Recipe )


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The masala used here is an aromatic mixture of spices, coconut and cashews. It sounds rich, and is indeed befitting a royal meal! make sure the masala is blended well and cooked just as mentioned here, to be assured of a good result. And it is not just the masala that is worth a mention. Adding chopped cabbage makes this more nutritious and adds a new, slightly contrasting touch to the recipe. Replete with the tang of lemons, this comforting dal goes well with both roti and rice.

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Soaking time:  2 hours
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Makes 4 servings
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To Be Blended Into A Masala
3 whole dry red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds (dhania)
2 to 3 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tbsp dry grated coconut
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)

Other Ingredients
3 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
3 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
3 tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals for 2 hours. Blend the dals in a mixer to a coarse powder, without using water.
  2. Combine the powdered dals, salt, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in a microwave safe bowl and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in another microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add the spinach, cabbage, ginger-green chilli paste, tomatoes and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared masala, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked dal, lemon juice and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.
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