Monday, May 24, 2010

Multicolor Dal - Green-yellow-orange

 Lentils cooked with Spinach , mango and garlic

I call this Dal as Triplet ..:D since I used three lentils, namely Split green gram(Moong dal)  , Split red lentil (Masoor dal) and Split yellow lentil (Moong dal yellow)



Though a very simple dal, variations with lentils and the way we cook always differs the taste.
And dal being a very common dish in many households, here is a different variety where one can try it :)

Ingredients:
Spinach/palak - 1 bunch
Raw Mango pieces - 1 cup (optional)
Split green gram - 1/3 cup
Massor dal - 1/3 cup
Moong dal -1/3 cup
Green chillies - 4-5
Garlic - 4
Ginger - 1"
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 Tbsp

Tempering:
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - tsp
Cumin  - 1 tsp
Dried red chillies - 3
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Method:

1. In a pressure cooker, add 1 tbsp of oil. When the oils gets heated up, add crushedgarlic, Slit green chillies saute for a few seconds. Add spinach and raw mango pieces. Mix well for about 5 minutes.

2. Add the lentils and fry for a minute. Add sufficient amount of water with a pinch of turmeric. Cook  till 3 whistles.

3. Cool the cooker and open the lid. Mix the dal gently by adding salt. Finally prepare tempering and add to this mix.

Server this fast and easy dal with hot rice.

4 comments:

Alessandra said...

Lovely, I would like to try it, but I a not sure that I will be able to find the right lentils. Can I also use brown?

Dipika said...

Hi Sandra,

Thank you very much for ur lovely comment :)

Well you will find these lentils in any Indian grocery store..

If u cannot find it..yes u can replace with any lentil..I am not aware of brown ..so u can try it with any one or two other lentils..

-Dipika

PranisKitchen said...

one of our favorite curry..really delicious one..

Turmericnspice said...

Wow! love the idea of tricolor daal...!! must taste great !! you have a nice blog.