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Chawli Masoor Dal

चवली-मसूर दाल की रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Chawli Masoor Dal, Indian Chaulai Dal in Hindi) 
ચોળાની ભાજી અને મસૂરની દાળ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Chawli Masoor Dal, Indian Chaulai Dal in Gujarati) 

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An all-time favourite, this recipe combines chawli leaves with wholesome masoor dal and a flavourful masala paste to make a dish that surely wins the diner’s heart! Apart from the irresistible taste, there are many more reasons that make the Chawli Masoor Dal a must-have, especially during pregnancy.


Chawli is one of the richest sources of iron and vitamin A and ideal for pregnant women. The vitamin A together with the protein in the dal helps to maintain healthy skin and vision, while the iron keeps anemia at bay. We have added a dash of vitamin C rich lemon juice to improve the absorption of iron from the mouth-watering dal. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice or your favourite roti .

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Chawli Masoor Dal, Indian Chaulai Dal recipe - How to make Chawli Masoor Dal, Indian Chaulai Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings

Ingredients

For Chawli Masoor Dal
1/2 cup chopped green chawli (amaranth) leaves
1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp lemon juice

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using 5 Tbsp Water)
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

For Serving With Chawli Masoor Dal
rotis
kachumber
Method

For chawli masoor dal

    For chawli masoor dal
  1. Combine the masoor dal, turmeric powder, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the chawli leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cooked masoor dal, prepared paste, a little salt and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.

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what is chawli masoor dal made of ?


    how to clean and wash masoor dal

    1. This is what masoor dal looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal.
    2. Put the masoor dal in a glass bowl and cover with water. 1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones.  Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. See detailed 10 health benefits of masoor dal.
    3. Use your fingers to remove dirt from the dal. You can see the water turning a muddy colour. Change the water a few times till the dal appears clean.
    4. Use a sieve and drain out the water.
    5. The masoor (split red lentil) dal is washed and drained. Click on this link to know everything about masoor (split red lentil) dal.

    how to cook masoor dal

    1. To make chawli masoor dal recipe | amaranth leaves dal with lentil | Indian chaulai dal, in a pressure cooker, add the washed and drained masoor dal.
    2. Add the turmeric powder.
    3. Add the salt.
    4. Add 1½ cups of water.
    5. Mix well.
    6. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
    7. This is how the masoor dal looks after pressure cooking. Keep aside.

    how to make the paste

    1. Take a small mixer jar. So it’s easier to blend.
    2. Add coriander seeds.
    3. Add cumin seeds.
    4. Add chopped garlic. To make jain version omit garlic.
    5. Add chopped ginger. To make jain version omit ginger.
    6. Add the whole dry red chillies.
    7. Add 5 tbsp of water.
    8. Cover with a lid and blend till smooth.
    9. This is how the paste looks after blending. Keep aside.

    how to select green chawli leaves, chawli ke patte, amaranth leaves

    1. Select bunches with crisp, green leaves that do not contain any markings or browning.
    2. Also check that the leaves should be free of worm damage.
    3. Avoid limp bunches and yellow leaves.

    how to chop green chawli leaves, chawli ke patte, amaranth leaves

    1. Separate the chawli leaves from the stem. Discard the stems.
    2. Wash the leaves thoroughly.
    3. Remove the excess water by straining.
    4. Take a few leaves and chop them with a sharp knife on the chopping board.

    how to make chawli masoor dal

    1. To make chawli masoor dal recipe | amaranth leaves dal with lentil | Indian chaulai dal, heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
    2. Add the cumin seeds.
    3. When the seeds crackle, add the chawli leaves.
    4. Add the chawli leaves can be substituted with spinach leaves or methi leaves.
    5. Mix well.
    6. Cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
    7. Add the cooked masoor dal.
    8. Add the prepared paste.
    9. Add little salt.
    10. Add 3/4 cup of water.
    11. Mix well.
    12. Cook chawli masoor dal recipe | amaranth leaves dal with lentil | Indian chaulai dal on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    13. Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice.
    14. Mix well. Dal is ready.
    15. Serve chawli masoor dal recipe | amaranth leaves dal with lentil | Indian chaulai dal hot with rotis and kachumber.

    tips for chawli masoor dal

    1. We suggest you make the paste fresh to gets its best flavours. Take mixer shot.
    2. Chawli leaves can be substituted with spinach leaves or methi leaves. Show together both with or in between.
    3. Finely chopped onions can also be added and sautéed before adding chawli leaves. From glossary.
    4. If you are going to be eating the dal after few hours, add little water to it and adjust the consistency.  Take image of bowl of water.

    health benefits of chawli masoor dal

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      Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
      Energy82 cal
      Protein5.1 g
      Carbohydrates12 g
      Fiber2.3 g
      Fat1.4 g
      Cholesterol0 mg
      Sodium20.9 mg

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