Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)


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Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to appeal to you. All the dals used are full of nutrients hence making this dal a healthy treat.

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Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe) recipe - How to make Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup rajma (kidney beans) , soaked overnight and drained
1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/4 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/2 cup bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) cubes
1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) cubes
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seed powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 slit green chillies
2 tsp lemon juice

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
rotis or rice (chawal)
  1. Combine the rajma, toovar dal and masoor dal with 1½ cups of water, bottle gourd, pumpkin, salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker and mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Mash the dal lighlty using a potato masher, add the tomatoes, coriander, garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder, green chillies and lemon juice, ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rotis or rice.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 100 calories
Protein 6.5 gm
Carbohydrates 17.8 gm
Invisible Fat 0.4 gm
Iron 1.5 mg
Folic acid 15.9 mcg
Fibre 1.1 gm

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Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
 on 17 May 16 07:27 AM

Love this recipe.
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
 on 25 Jan 15 08:09 PM

tastes nice n different frm routine...
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
 on 18 Sep 13 02:28 PM

This is a nice thick, filling and healthy dal. Rajma, dals and doodhi combine very well. Made with no oil so you can eat guilt free.