Dal Recipe

Dal recipe – (Serves 4)

1 cup arhar/toor dal (boiled)
1 tomato (chopped)
1 ½ cups cabbage (chopped)
2-3 beans (chopped)
¼ cup peas (shelled)
1 carrot (chopped)
2 tbsp ghee
½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

1.In a pressure cooker boil together tomato, cabbage, beans, peas, carrot with 1 tbsp water and salt. Keep on low flame for 2-3 minutes after the first whistle.

2.Take off fire and cool. Churn in a mixer to make a puree.

3.Strain the puree through a sieve to remove the skin and seeds.

4.Mix the puree with the boiled dal.

5.To temper the dal, heat ghee, reduce heat and add asafoetida. Wait for a few seconds. Add cumin seeds. When they turn golden, add to the dal and vegetable mixture and serve hot.

Nutritious Yellow Dal – (Serves 4)

1 tbsp nutrinugget granules
1 cup arhar/toor dal
1 tomato (chopped finely)
1″ piece ginger (chopped finely)
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
½ onion (finely chopped)

1.Soak nutrinuggets in warm water for 5 minutes. Remove from water and squeeze out the water. Wash thoroughly with cold water.

2.In a pressure cooker add dal, nutrinuggets, tomato, ginger and salt. Add 3 cups water. Pressure cook to give 1 whistle and then keep on low flame for 5 minutes.

3.To temper the dal, heat ghee, add cumin seeds. When it turns golden, add onion. Stir fry till the onions turn brown. Add to the cooked dal and serve hot.

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