Mixed vegetable dal, a simple, everyday meal that can be served for lunch/dinner. Dal is an everyday dish in many Indian homes. It is one of the easiest way to include protein into our diet. For a vegetarian, it is one of the main protein source.
Apart from the nutrient part, it is one of the easiest dishes to make in your kitchen. With the variety of dals available in Indian cuisine, we can make a dal dish everyday, and not repeat the lentils used.
I include variety of dals in my kitchen, Masoor dal, Chana dal, Moong dal, Chilke wali moong, Whole masoor dal, Whole moong, tuvar dal and the list goes on.
I like to mix and match dals whenever possible, particularly moong and masoor dal as they give a nice aroma and also the required creaminess to the final dish.
Vegetables used in the recipe
Today's recipe is a combined dal recipe with some mixed vegetables. I have used potato, carrots, cauliflower along with equal amounts of masoor and moong dal.
This dal recipe is my kids favorite. Whenever i don't have mood to cook an elaborate meal, i just make them this dal and serve it with rice. My elder one loves this dal and can eat it with almost everything , rice, roti even idly/dosa.
Video : How to make mixed vegetable dal
Mixed Vegetables dal
- Pressure cooker
- ¼ cup Masoor dal/Split red lentil
- ¼ cup Moong dal/split green gram
- 2 cups mixed vegetables i have used potato, carrot, cauliflower, green beans
- 1 clove garlic optional, avoid if making sathvik food
- 1 medium sized tomato chopped roughly
- 1 heaped tsp homemade sambar powder
- 2-3 tablespoon freshly grated coconut
- ½ - ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
- 1 tablespoon oil vegetable/coconut/gingely oil
- ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds/kadugu
- ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
- ⅛ teaspoon hing/asafoetida
- 2 nos red chilies i have used round variety
- a sprig of curry leaf
- Measure masoor dal and moong dal and wash it once under running water and soak it water for 10 minutes.
- While the dal is soaking, wash and cut all the said vegetables, i have used potato, beans, cauliflower and carrot. chop the tomatoes and mince the garlic
- Heat a pressure cooker with oil given under tempering, splutter mustard seeds, crackle cumin, add curry leaves, hing and red chilies
- Next add the chopped tomatoes and minced garlic. Saute for a minute. Next dump all the chopped veggies and saute for another minute.
- Drain the dal and add it to the veggies and mix well. Add 3 cups of water, followed by sambar powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well
- Next add freshly grated coconut. Adding coconut is optional, but it gives a rich taste to the dal.
- Close the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Let the pressure release on its own. Open the cooker, mix well, check the consistency of the dal.
- If you find it is too thick, add ¼ cup warm water and mix well or serve as such with steaming hot rice. This mixed vegetable dal can also be served with roti.
I m not a Doctor or a Nutritionist The Nutrition information provided above comes from the plugin and is only an estimate.
I served the above mixed vegetable dal with rice and dal lucknowi as a soup for a weekday lunch, a simple, yet comforting meal.
Try this simple, mixed vegetable dal and serve it with rice/roti, or even both. While serving with rice, add a generous drizzle of ghee for a divine taste.
delicious healthy and yummy veggie dal
Even I do prepare this for my daughter but without chillies and with jeera tadka in ghee.
Really healthy and tasty!!!
Lovely and healthy.
Adding veggies to the dal sounds truly delicious Priya..
Sounds really gud,never added veggies to dal,looks yummy priya 🙂
Adding veggies to dhal really sounds good... very healthy and delicious.
Thanks a ton for all your encouraging comments!!!! 🙂
That's a nice dal!
They are a variety of Indian Daal Recipe. Very healthy and nutritious.
This is my ultimate comfort food! I love the addition of vegetables along with 2 of my favorite dals. I have not used sambhar powder before. I will try it next time.
This dal can easily become an everyday favorite - simple and easy recipe that is a joy to follow.
I love this recipe! I like how simple it is to make, but it's full of flavor. And it comes together very quickly.
Love flavorful combinations of dal and veggies. I have never used potato before. Will try it next time.
Such a comfort food and much needed during this lockdown period when you are really looking for simple recipes.
Just what I need in this period of lockouts. I have almost all the ingredients except the cauliflower but will not miss it. Definitely delicious and filling.
Dal always comes to my mind every single day as no food can be more soulful than this simple humble dish.
Loved the addition of veges here.
A drizzle of ghee on top...now that's what I love.That's the kind of dal I'm preparing these days to save on ingredients and time too. Adding vegetables to the dal. Love how thick and creamy your preparation is.
who doesn't like dal... My all-time favorite with rice and chapati. Looks delicious!
That is such a delicious dal recipe Priya. Love the veggies you used in this recipe. My kids will love this dal.
Loved this dal, it has the goodness of veggies also in it. Ideal to serve with chapati also.
Mixed vegetable dal is an absolute favorite, however, I have never tried making it with masoor dal. I will try your recipe.
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This mixed vegetable daal looks absolutely delicious and comforting, packed with flavours and filling. Lovely share
Any kind of dal is totally my comfort food...and when it's loaded with veggies, it makes it all the more healthy..Yummy share!!
Mixed vegetable dal is one of the most fav dish of mine. use of masoor dal to make this is a lovely idea. Sambar powder addition must be adding extra flavor to the dal