Saturday, May 18, 2013


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
My mom cooked well this 'paanch misali sabjir dal' or mixed vegetables in dal mainly in Winter season, when vegetables such as carrot, green peas, tomato, green beans, cauliflower are widely available. It is not very spicy or hot, goes well with plain rice. We really bored with making and eating the same dal everyday, so veggies and spices add a variety to the simple dal. 

1/2  Cup Yellow Lentils (Toovar/Arhar dal)
1 Onion (sliced)
2 Pods of Garlic (crushed)
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 Small Carrot, cut into thin slices
A Handful of Green Peas (frozen)
100 gm Eggplant, cut into medium cubes
8 Green Beans, cut in 1&1/2" pieces
8-10 Okras, trim from both end
2 Green Chillies (chopped)
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp Dried Mango Powder (amchur)
Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnishing
Salt to taste
3 tbsps Oil

1 Dried Red Chilli
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
10 Curry leaves


In a pressure cooker, boil dal and set aside.

Heat oil, add tempering ingredients. 

When they crackle, add onion, crushed garlic, mixed vegetables and tomato in it. Fold well.

Now add all dry spice powder in it. 

Saute for a minute and pour 3/4 cup water in it. Mix nicely. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.

Pour boiled dal along with water in it. Mix thoroughly. Boil for another 3-4 minutes and switch off the heat now.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 

Serve hot with steamed rice accompanied with fries, pickles or salad.

Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway
Sending to: Taste of the Tropics @ ESHO-BOSHO-AAHARE
Sending to:  Jagruti's Mom's event- Food She Loved

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