Hare Lehsun ki Dal ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
by Tarla Dalal
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A must-try recipe whenever you can lay your hands on green garlic! The Hare Lehsun ki Dal is mild-spiced and super tasty despite not being loaded with ghee. A quick tempering, along with onions and green garlic, gives the dal a homely and satisfying taste and consistency, which you will thoroughly enjoy. This dal is apt for weight-watchers, especially after pregnancy, as it is loaded with protein, iron and folic acid.
You can also try other healthy dal recipes like Urad Dal with Spinach, Palak Masoor Dal, and Chawli Rajma and Chickpea Healthy Salad.
- Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water in a big bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.
- Combine the turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles or till the dal is cooked.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Mix lightly using a whisk and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the red chillies, ginger-green chilli paste and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the onions and green garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
- Add the cooked dal and a little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
|Energy|| 142 calories|
|Protein|| 8.3 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 22.9 gm|
|Fat|| 1.9 gm|
|Fiber|| 3.6 gm|
|Iron|| 1.1 mg|
|Folic acid|| 40.6 mcg|
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