Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Vegetarian Dhansak Dal

Hello friends,

I have been getting many requests from my vegetarian foodie friends to share a veg version of the dhansak daal. So here I am today to cook up an equally tasty vegetarian masala dhansaak dal you can savour with brown rice and chaccumber.

Dhansak Dal and rice


There is alot of nutrition value in the dal due to the added vegetables so don't  strain out the dal after boiling to retain all the fibre.


Ingredients

For Dal 

1 cup tuvar dal
1/2 cup masoor dal
1/2 cup channa dal
1 potato
1/4 doodhi ( bottle gourd)
1 meduim sized brinjal
1 small piece of pumpkin
2 large tomatoes
2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp kasturi methi

Masalas

2 tsp Dhansak masala (Everest or any othwo brand)
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee/oil
2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 chopped onion
Salt to taste
A dash of vinegar and sugar ( optional)



Method

For the dal

1. Wash all the dals and let it soak for an hour minimum.

2. Chop the veggies except onions and add to dal with salt, turmeric powder, green chillies and ginger garlic paste.  Add enough water to let them veggies be soaked.

3. Pressure cooker this for three to four whistles.

4. Let the cooker come to room temperature, open lid and grind all of this to a paste.


For the dhansak dal masala

1. Heat ghee in a pan, add finely chopped onions and saute them till they become transparent.

2. Add the dhansak masala, red chilli powder, garam masala and saute it for 3-4 minutes.

3. Now add the lentils and veggies blended paste mixture.

4. Let it simmer on slow flame for a 5-6 minutes and then add the tamarind paste.

5. Let it thicken, add a dash of vinegar and sugar.

6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

7. Serve it with a onion/cucumber/ tomato salad and brown dhansak rice.

Dhansak Dal and rice


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