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Thursday, January 15, 2009


This is a gravy and side dish cooked with Bengal gram, Moong dal and Tor dal (Lentils)

Bengal gram - 1/2 cup

Moong dal and Toor dal - 1 1/2 cups(Mixed)
Onion - 2 nos
Tomato - 2 nos
Red chilli powder - 2 tspns
Oil- 2 tsps
Mustard - 1 tspn
Cumin(jeera) - 1 tspn

Coriander leaves (cilantro) - 2 tspns
Green chillies - 2nos (optional)
Wash and cook dal together in cooker.
Chop onion and tomato to medium size.
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard and jeera. Saute for few mins.
Add onion and saute until soft.
Add tomato and saute until it cooks.
Add salt.
Now add ready dal and mix well.
Add chilli powder.
Add little water if required.(Do not add more water as it should be semi-liquid)
Allow it to boil (check for salt and add if required)
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Also can squeeze a lemon(optional).

Dal is ready to serve.
Serve hot with chapathi or rice.


Anonymous said...

This dish look very yummy! I am unfortunately not familiar with Bengal gram or Moong dal - do you have a good information link on these? Thanks!


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