Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Veggie Masoor Dal - Day 3, Blogging Marathon #12

Quick and Easy Dal to make. A Comfort Food @ my home. Whenever i m very tired to make something interesting for my kiddo, i make him this Mildly spiced Dal with all the Veggies.When Served with Hot Rice and a Dollop of Ghee on top, mmmm!!!! Happy Kiddo, Happy Mummy!!!! 

1 Cup Masoor Dal
1 Carrot, Chopped
1 potato, Peeled and cubed
1 Capsicum, Chopped
1 green Chilli, slited lengthwise
1 medium tomato,chopped
Salt to taste

1 tbsp Oil/ghee
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1 garlic grated (optional)
3 Red Chillies, long variety, broken into pieces
hing a pinch
Curry leaves a few
  • Pressure Cook Dal, Veggies, Green chilli, Tomato with little turmeric, together until soft. Usually i cook for 4-5 whistles in the cooker.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a kadai, Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, add hing and curry leaves.
  • Add garlic, ginger and Red chillies, let it sizzle, Add the cooked dal-veggies to this sizzling spices.
  • Add 1/2 Cup of Water and Salt.Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Check the consistency of Dal, if its too runny, let it sit for another 5 minutes. or else take it off the stove.
  • Serve Hot with Rice or as an Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa/Chapathi
  • You can add some more veggies to this Cauliflower, peas even leafy Vegetables.
  • The Spice can be adjusted according to your taste.


  1. Healthy and delicious dhal,perfect for roti and rice...

  2. Healthy dal. Looks delicious too.

  3. Wat a comforting thick dal,yummy..

  4. Totally YUMMY


  5. Yummy and delicious dal with veggies. perfect with papad.

  6. looks super delicious and healthy!!

  7. healthy recipe like to have this with rice and little ghee..


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