One Dish Dal

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Vegetables simmered with pulses. A simple dish that needs no accompaniment other than rotis or rice.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings


For The Dal
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
1 green chilli
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

Other Ingredients
6 to 8 ladies finger (bhindi) , cut into 25 mm.B1 pieces
1/2 cup cluster beans (gavarfali) , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1 carrot cubed
1 sweet corn kernel , cut into circles
2 potatoes , cubed
2 brinjals cubed
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
6 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For the dal

  1. Wash the moong dal and masoor dal. Drain.
  2. Pressure cook the dals, green chilli, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, salt with 1 cup of water, till the dals are tender.

How to proceed

  1. Whisk the pressure cooked dal till smooth and remove the green chilli.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add the bhindi, cluster beans, carrots, sweet corn, potatoes, brinjal and chilli powder and saute for 5 to 7 minutes till the vegetables soften.
  4. Add the cooked dal and 1 cup of water and salt and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

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 on 14 Jan 11 04:31 AM

 on 31 Aug 10 08:05 PM

I not only enjoyed making the dal, but enjoyed eating it too.Savs the trouble of cooking dal & vegs separately.Goes well with rice.