Drumstick Dal, South Indian Style Dal
by Tarla Dalal
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Think of this as a more flavourful variant of the everyday Sambhar. A sumptuous mixture of cooked toovar dal, drumstick and vegetables like onions and tomatoes is flavoured with a spicy paste of coconut, onions and spices, and tempered with a traditional mix of mustard seeds and red chillies.
A few sprigs of curry leaves add to the mind-blowing aroma and flavour of this South Indian Style Drumstick Dal. Serve this tasty dal with rice , idlis or dosas .
- Combine the dal , turmeric and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape, before opening the lid.
- Transfer the dal in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, tomatoes, drumstick, chopped curry leaves, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the prepared coarse mixture and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and sauté on medium flame for few seconds.
- Add the kashmiri red chilli and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
- Pour the tempering over the prepared dal, mix well and serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||222.4 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.3 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1.6 mg|
|Vitamin C||45.3 mg|
|Folic Acid||53.9 mcg|
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