Hare Lehsun ki Dal by Tarla Dalal

Hare Lehsun ki Dal 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.


Recipe Description for Hare Lehsun ki Dal ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Soaking Time:  15 Minutes
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup finely chopped green garlic (hara lehsun)
3/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water in a big bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Mix lightly using a whisk and keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the red chillies, ginger-green chilli paste and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the onions and green garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  9. Add the cooked dal and a little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFiberIronFolic acid
142 calories 8.3 gm 22.9 gm 1.9 gm 3.6 gm 1.1 mg 40.6 mcg

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