Subzi dal

Posted on March 16, 2009. Filed under: Pregnancy recipes, Subzi | Tags: , , |

A combination of pulses simmered with vegetables.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : 30 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1/3 cup moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/3 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1/3 cup masoor dal (split red lentils)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
6 to 8 curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 green chilli, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons gingergreen chilli paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 cup mixed vegetables (capsicum, carrots, peas), finely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
For the garnish
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
Method
1. Wash and pressure cook the dals together with 2 cups of water till the dals are tender. Keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the cuury leaves and asafoetida.
3. Add the green chilli and onion saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, garlic paste and tomato and saute for 3 to 4 more minutes.
5. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and mixed vegetables and mix well.
6. Add the dals and salt and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot.
Tips
You can use any left-over vegetable or curry instead of the mixed vegetables. This way you will have a different flavour each time.
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