Monday, March 26, 2012

Mix vegetables in dal

Hello everyone! My today’s recipe is inspired by Aarthi’s blogpost and I thought I would give it a try. I have made few variations from what she made.I had made this about 2months back when I saw at her blog but just kept it pending to post.

Recipe source: Aarthi ..@ Yummy Tummy

We all make  dal in different ways and at times plain dal becomes boring so lets do mummy ka magic here.


1cup tur dal  , washed and soaked for  30mins

1tsp haldi (turmeric powder,

1tsp jeera (cumin seeds)

1tsp rai  (mustard seeds)

1tsp urad dal 

Pinch of hing (asaephotida)

1tsp red chilli powder

1tsp garam masala powder

1tsp coriander powder

1tsp amchur powder

Salt to taste.

Few curry leaves,

3 green chillies, cut in small pieces
2 dry red chillies  broken in pieces
1onion sliced
2cloves of garlic crushed
2tbsp oil
1 cup of mix vegetables of your choice.

Here I have used tomatoes, carrots, brinjal, okra, gwar, yam (sooran) and cauliflower cut and mix them all  in one cup.


In pressure cooker boil  dal in usual way. In a pan put oil, sauté onions, then put jeera, rai and green chillies, stir them and then add  urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chillies,garlic and hing. Stir for a min then add all the vegetables. Stir and and put some water so they cook nicely.

Add salt and all spices and keep it aside after they have been cooked. Take dal out of  pressure cooker and mash it a bit. Add water and add salt and turmeric powder. Be careful with salt here as we had added it in the vegetables.  Mix the cooked vegetables in dal and stir it. Let it come to one or two boils.

Voila your dal with vegetables is ready.
Serve it hot and garnish with coriander leaves and a dash of butter. You can leave out butter but I just simple love the look of butter on top.


  1. yummy dal...thanks for trying it out...Hope you liked it

    1. yes aarthi it was wonderful and my family absolutely loved it. though i did make again but this post had been pending since then

  2. First time here...
    Healthy and delicious recipe.
    glad to follow u :)

    1. welcome aruna. thanks for visit and thanks for comment. wud check out your blog soon/ stay tuned for more

  3. Thanks Meena for the healthy and yummy recipe of dal. True, same plain dal all the time does get tiring to eat this is a lovely change.

    1. yes gauri this version is even better as we end up giving kids the vegetable they dont like also hehe do try this one and it tastes awesome

  4. Nice one Meena ji.. :) This blog is becoming a recipe

  5. wow!!meena yesterday I cooked this daal for dinner:)I added moong dal and was delicious .loved your version and the tempting clicks..

    1. thanks anjana i had seen this version at aarthi blog so thought of trying out

  6. With so many veggies in it this surely looks like a healthy dal.
    Meena: I loved reading your last post on FB's pros and cons. Agree with you that we should be very careful abt proving confidential info.
    REgarding your query on how I solved my Malware problem, I had to remove every widget's HTML code from my blog one by one and then see the result. Finally I found the corrupted site source in my blog- Translator widget. Just removed it from my blog and it was back to normal.

    Hamaree Rasoi

    1. thank you deepa. ya i figured out it was due to extra gadgets which causes malware prb. and about pros and cons one always needs to be careful. this dal is very healthy plus giving kids the veggies they dont eat its best way to disguise them

  7. Super comfort Dal !! Perfect with rotis and rice !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

    1. thank you sravs. yes roti or rice perfect combo

  8. Hi Meena, nice n yummy dal. N seems healthy too.
    About vegetables : what’s okra? N is urad dal compulsory or optional.
    N how will this dal taste :sweet n sour naaa!!!!! Hehehe too many queries !!!!

    1. ha my question bank arrives hehe. what took you so long and u still missed a lot of my posts. arre okra is bhindi and urad dal well its just 1tsp yaar hardly dikhegi. dal ka taste ekdum yummy try karke dekho

  9. u done this perfectly..n very nice cliks too.....thanx 4 this recipe......

    1. thanks a lot maha. yes it was done very nice and loved by all

  10. healthy and delicious dal...tempts me to try it :)

    1. thank u sobha. yeah its full of vegetables and as i said clever way to induce vegetables which normally not all of us like

  11. thanks for stopping by dear..
    this looks absolutely yummm, tempting n inviting..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  12. Yummy recipe!!! nice blog,following you.You can visit my blog when you find time :)


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