Showing posts with label Dal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dal. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Palak - Gongura Dal

Palak /Spinach leaves are healthy leaves and filled with iron and other minerals and vitamins.
Leaves are to be  in your diet to keep you healthy. Here I have prepared Palak - Gongura Dal.
Gongura dal is prepared using Gongura Chutney.


Gongura chutney is used instead of tomatoes/lemon/tamarind. Palak dal turned as yummy and spicy.
Dal should be consumed with hot rice and a spoonful of ghee.

Let us see some benefits of eating ghee in our diet.

Ghee helps to rejuvenates the body from inside out. It nourishes and protect the brain health.
Ghee is rich in Vitamins and Minerals. It contain Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K 2 and Good cholesterol. Ghee is good for cough ( ghee mix with ginger powder helps to cure cough) It improves our eye sight and good for constipation. Gee helps to  boost our immunity system and it has anti inflammatory properties.
Ghee is an excellent source of good fats and ghee helps to remove the toxins in our body. It helps to improve metabolism of our body.
The Palak leaves are from our pot, home grown and its organic.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Palak /Spinach leaves : 1 Bundle
Toor dal : 1/2 Cup
To Add :
Gongura Chutney : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Green chilly : 2
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry leaves : 6 to 8

Method :

1. Clean and wash Palak leaves.


2 Cut them into small.

3. Wash toor dal and cook with palak leaves. (Pressure cook).


4. Keep the cooked palak, toor dal on the fire.


5. Add Salt, little turmeric powder and mix it. Let it boil for 2 minutes.
6. Add a tablespoon of Gongura Chutney and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.


7. Shift Palak - Gongura Dal to a serving dish.


8. Prepare seasoning with mustard seeds, jeera, ingh, green chilly and curry leaves.


9. Add the seasoning to Palak - Gongura dal and it is ready to serve. Add a tablespoon of ghee.


10. We had Palak - Gongura dal for lunch.

Note :

Adding moong dal instead of toor dal is optional.
Adding onion and garlic is optional.
Gongura Chutney adds taste and savoury to dal.
Use of ghee is adds to the taste.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.
 Gongura Chutney Recipe : Link
https://adige.somayajiskitchen.com/2015/07/gogura-kenaf-leaves-chutney.html


Friday, November 22, 2019

Easy and Quick Dal

Easy and Quick Dal is one of the easiest way of cooking dal. It is filled with leaves, dal, spices and tomatoes.

I have put every thing together and cooked in pressure cooker.
This recipe has been told by Geetha Bangalore Upendra and It is packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Then smashed everything together and added seasoning with mustard seeds and ingh/asafoetida.
Let us see this recipe now :

Things Needed :

Toor dal : 1/2 Cup
Tomatoes : 2
Palak /Spinach leaves : 1 Bundle (small).
Ginger : An inch
Coriander Seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Green chilly : 2
Salt : As required
Seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Tbs
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry leaves : 5 to 6 Leaves


Method :

1. Wash and cut palak or your choice of leaves or mixed leaves.
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it and keep it aside.
3. Wash and cut tomatoes and keep it aside.
4. Wash toor dal and put it in a pressure cooker. Add cut palak, grated ginger, cut tomatoes.
5. Add coriander seeds and  slit green chilly.
6. Add required water and pressure cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Put off the fire and let it cool.
7. Take out the cooked mixture and  churn once in a mixi jar.
8. Keep a pan on the fire and add coconut oil. Add mustard seeds.
9. Add little ingh. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves.
10 . Add churned dal - leaves mixture and cook. Add required salt and mix it well.
11. Yummy dal is ready to serve.


12. Shift it to a serving dish and serve as one of the side dish.

Note :

Adding more chilly is optional. Use of any cooking oil is optional. Let cooked dal - leaves mixture cool completely. Just give a churn to get the full benefits.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .




Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Snake Gourd - Moong Dal Curry

Snake Gourd is filled with fiberm minerals and vitamins.
Here is a yummy curry using Snake Gourd /Padavala Kai (in Kannada language).


I have used Snake gourd, moong dal, green chilly, ginger and milk.
It simple, quick, easy, delicious and very mild.
Snake gourd is known as Padwal/Chichinda in Hindi, Padavala Kai in Kannada/ Karnataka, Pudavalana in Malayalam/Kerala, Pudalankaai in Tamil/Tamil Nadu and Potlakkaya in Telugu/Andra Pradesh.

Let us see some benefits of Having Snake Gourd in our diet.

Snake Gourd is known for its medicinal values and health benefits in Ayurveda from Ancient periods.
Snake gourd supplies plenty of nutrition to our body. It is filled with water content and helps to cool our body. It is good for heart health and loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Snake gourd has very low calories and zero cholesterol. It is good for people who diet for weight loss. It is full of dietary fiber and digested easily. It is good for diabetes. Snake gourd is helps to remove the toxins from our body. Snake gourd is full of fiber and helps to prevent constipation and regulate the bowel movements. Snake gourd is rich in antioxidants. It helps to strengthen respiratory process in our body. It is good for hair, skin and hair growth.
 There is no Onion or No Garlic in this Snake Gourd Moong Dal Curry.
This simple curry is good for all age group.It is yummy, easy, quick and delicious.


 Let us see the recipe :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Moong dal : 1/2 Cup
Snake gourd : 1 Small size
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ginger : An inch
Methi seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To Add :
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Boiled Milk : 1/2 Cup
Besan /Channa flour : 1/2 Tsp
Lemon : 1 Tsp. (1/2 lemon).
To Season :
Mustard Seeds : 1 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ghee : 1 Tbs
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little

Method :

1. Wash and cut Snake gourd. Remove the pulp and seeds. Cut into small pieces. Keep it aside.

2. Wash moong dal.
3. Wash and peel off the outer layer of ginger, wash again and grate it.
4. Wash curry leaves, coriander leaves cut into small pieces. Wash and slit green chilly.


5. Put snake gourd pieces, moog dal, slit green chilly, grated ginger, 1/2 tsp of methi seeds and 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.


6. Let it cool. Take out the cooker lid, add little turmeric powder and required salt. Mix it well.


7. Add little water and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Add boiled milk and 1/2 tsp of besan/channa flour and mix it nicely. Cook for 2 minutes.


9. Put off the gas and add 1/2 lemon extract, Ghee seasoned mustard seeds, jeera, ingh and curry leaves and mix it well.


10. Shift Snake Gourd - Moong Dal Curry to a serving dish and serve as one of the side dish.

Note :

Adding more chilly is optional. Adding methi seeds is optional. Use of besan is optional.
Ghee adds to the taste. Adding any spice is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Monday, October 14, 2019

Alasande / Cow pea Dal

Fresh Alsande / Cow Peas are rich in minerals and vitamins. In winter you get really good cow peas and other pods.

Recently I got these cow peas/ Alasande and prepared yummy curry. It is delicious to have with all most all the main dishes.
Alasande Dal is simple dish and it is quick also.
I have used Fresh cow peas pods, little toor dal, home made sambar powder/huli pudi,
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Cow Peas : 1 Bowl
Toor dal : 1/2 Cup

To Add :
Tamarind Pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Sambar Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Green chilly : 1
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Methi /G=Fenugrik Seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Coriander Leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut grating : 2 Tablespoons

Seasoning
Cooking Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6


Method :

1. Wash and cook toor dal and Cow peas in a pressure cooker. Leave it for cooling.


2. Wash and cut coriander leaves, slit green chilly
3. Now keep a pan on the fire and put cooked cow peas, toor dal and 1/4 tsp methi seeds.
4. Add turmeric powder, slit green chilly and salt. Mix it well and let it cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add home made sambar powder and mix it well. Let it cook on low flame.
6. Shift the Alsande Dal to a serving dish.


7. Add mustard seasoning and grated coconut on the top. Mix it well and serve.

Note :

Use of moong dal instead of toor dal is optional.
Use of coconut is optional. It adds to the taste.
Cooking on the pressure cooker helps the food to quick fast.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Home Made Sambar Powder/ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ  For 1 Time only.

Dry roast , 2 tbsp of coriander seeds, 1 tsp of urid dal and 1 tsp of channa dal, 4 to 5 byadagi chilly, 1/2 tsp of jeera, 1/4 tsp of methi seeds, a small piece of cinnamon. Add 2 tbs of kobbari
Dry grind it once it is cooled.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vada In Curry

Vada in curry is similar to Gojju Ambode. This is my idea of cooking whole moong, toor dal and bottle gourd Daal and then dip Channa Dal Vadas/Ambode as we call , in the daal prepared.


Gojju Ambode is one of the famous dish from South India. Gojju means curry and ambode means Vada/Vade.
Channa dal vada is known as ambode in South Canara.
Gojju Ambode is one of the traditional dish from South Canara.
The way of preparing Gojju Ambode is very interesting and the taste is yummy and Gojju Ambode is one of my favourite snack too.
Channa dal and fistful of urid dal is soaked in water for 20 to 25 minutes. Then it is grounded into coarse consistency. Adding all the spices, like, cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger coconut pieces and required salt. Water should be used minimum while grinding. This dough is mixed well with curry leaves, ingh, jeera, then shaped as bit fat and fried on medium flame. .
While Preparing Vadas, side by side the Gojju is also prepared.
Coconut is grated and ground with coriander seeds, red byadagi chilly, ingh turmeric powder, a little tamarind and jeera/Cumin Seeds. These coconut + spice mixture is ground into paste form using required water.
Then the ground mixture is kept to boil, adding salt and little water. Once it is boiled nicely add the fried Channa dal Vadas in this curry and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes. Add mustard seasoning in coconut oil/any cooking oil, curry leaves. Add this seasoning to the Gojju Ambode and serve.
It is heavenly to have these Gojju Ambode and enjoy this with your lunch, snack time or whenever you feel like.
I have used bottle gourd curry as gojju, believe me it tasted yummy.
No Onion or No Garlic Dish.  (Do not add any onion or garlic to taste the brahmin traditional, yummy, Pure vegetarian Gojju Ambode.

Ingredients : 

Cooked Bottle Gourd Dal : 1 Bowl
Channa Ambode/Vada : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves : 1 Tbs
Salt : A little


Method :

1. Keep a pan on the fire and put bottle gourd curry in it. Add required water and mix it well.
2. Add salt if required. Wash and cut coriander leaves into small pieces.



3.Let the curry boil for 2 minutes.


4. Dip already done Channa Vadas in it.
5. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.


6. Put off the flame and let the Vadas get absorb the curry. (5 to 10 minutes).


7. Shift the curry along with Vadas to a serving bowl


8.Gojju Ambode is ready to serve. Sprinkle some coriander leaves on the top and serve.

Note : 

Prepare the curry little watery, but at the same time it should be tasty.
Let the vadas boil nicely in the curry. So that it absorbs the curry nicely and get bit soft and tasty. You can increase the number of vadas to prepare gojju ambode.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .


Link to Bottle Gourd Curry....

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2019/10/bottle-gourd-whole-moong-curry.html

Link to Channa dal Carrot Vada :

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2019/09/channa-dal-carrot-vadavade.html


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Quick Dal

One of the easy, quick and simple dal is cooked in pressure cooker here. This dal is yummy and good to have with all the main dishes. This dal is very helpful,  when are just back from a travel and just want to eat some home food that too with rice.


Here I have used Toor dal, tomatoes, green chilly, ingh/asafoetida, gorikai/clustered beans, ginger, turmeric, coriander leaves and little methi/fenugrik seeds. Cooked every thing in cooker and seasoned with curry leaves, mustard and jeera.
Let us see the Recipe Now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Toor dal : 1 Cup
Gori kai /Cluster Beans : 1 Small bowl. (1 Handful).
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Methi Seeds : 4 to 5
Tomatoes : 2 Medium Sized
To Add  :
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ginger : Grated : 1 Teaspoon ( An inch ).
To Season :
Ghee / Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

Method : 

1. Wash and cut tomatoes, cluster beans, and slit green chilly.
2. Wash and cook toor dal,cut cluster beans, tomatoes, dry methi seeds with required water. (Pressure cook).
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put ghee. Add mustard seeds and jeera.
4. Add green chilly once the mustard seeds splutter. Add ingh and curry leaves.
5. Add cooked toor dal - cluster beans mixture and mix it nicely.(Smash it nicely).
6. Add little turmeric powder and required salt. Mix it well. Add grated ginger.


7.Let it boil nicely. Add cut coriander leaves and shift the dal to a serving bowl.

8. Quick Dal is ready to serve.

Note :

You can use palak, harive/amaranth leaves instead of cluster beans. Adding more chilly is optional.
Use of oil instead of ghee is optional. Use of onions and garlic is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

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