Ek thali Dal, -Day 2, Blogging Marathon,#12

A healthy combination of Dals with Rich taste of Cashew and Coconut. Addition of Spinach and Carrot makes this dal even more nutritious and complete in all taste.This Dal Can be served hot with Steamed Rice and also as an Accompaniment to Roti’s too.


Ingredients
1 and 1/2 tbsp Split red lentils/Masoor Dal
1 and 1/2 tbsp Bengal Gram/Gram Dal
1 and 1/2 tbsp Split green gram dal/dhuli Moong dal
2 tbsp Chickpeas/Kabuli Chana, Soaked Overnight
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli poder
1 medium tomato, chopped
Salt to taste
1 and 1/2 tbsp oil
1 Cup Chopped Palak leaves
1 Medium-sized Carrot, Shredded
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp grated jaggery
1 and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Masala
1 and 1/2 tsp poppy seeds (khus khus), i didnt use it,since i dont get it here in UAE.
8-10 Cashew nuts, chopped
2 dried red chillies, broken into large pieces
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 cloves
1 and /2 tbsp grated fresh coconut

Method
  • Soak all the three dals together for half an hour. 
  • For the masala, soak the poppy seeds and cashew nuts in one cup of water for 30minutes.  Drain and grind to a fine paste with red chillies, coriander seeds, cloves and coconut.
  • Pressure-Cook the dals and Kabuli Chana with three and half cups of water, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tomato and salt until soft.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add spinach and carrot and saute for about five minutes.
  • Add the cooked dals and kabuli chana, the ginger-garlic paste, jagger and ground masala, stir well and cook for one minute.  Add half a cup of water and bring to boil.
  • lower the heat and simmer for ten minutes.  Stir in the lemon juice and serve hot.

Note:
The Dal had a strong smell of cloves, may be next time i might use 1 instead of 2.
The original recipe has used Cabbage, i have replaced it with carrots.

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