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Dal Bahar

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A simple yet nutritious dish – dal cooked with vegetables and spices .

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 51-60 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Dal Bahar

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal),

Cuisine

Fusion

Course

Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking

Easy

Calories

415.3

Carbohydrates

42.45

Protein

16.42

Fat

17.105

Fibers

6.79

Ingredients

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    3/4 cup
  • Carrot 1/2 inch pieces
    1 medium
  • French beans 1/2 inch pieces
    3-4
  • Drumstick 2 inch pieces
    1
  • Cauliflower separated into florets
    1/4 small
  • Oil
    2 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
    6-8
  • Asafoetida optional
    a pinch
  • Green chillies slit
    1-2
  • Garlic chopped
    5-6 cloves
  • Ginger chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1


Soak dal in two cups of water for an hour.

Step 2


Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, slit green chillies, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute.

Step 3


Add carrots, French beans, drumstick and soaked dal and mix. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sufficient water and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, add cauliflower, coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Step 4


Stir and put the lid of the cooker on. Cook under pressure till one whistle. Switch off the heat, open the pressure cooker lid only when all the steam has ceased in it. Mix lightly with the back of the round spoon.

Step 5


Serve hot.

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