Thursday, May 14, 2015


Hello everyone
Dals are a vital source of protein in our diet but generally kids and even us also get bored of similar taste everyday. So to overcome this boredom we used to try different dals and in the same row I am here with a very simple ,healthy and absolutely scrumptious dal recipe which is not only protein rich but full of iron too. And the best part of it is that it's not spicy yet you can't stop yourself from asking for another bowl of it. Even kids also love it . With this you will not miss any curry or fries to have with your rotis or rice. Step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will love this delicious healthy treat.



1 cup split moong dal
1 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach( palak)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 big onion,finely chopped
2 green chillies, slitted
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chaat powder
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
3/4 cup grated , fresh coconut
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
Salt to taste

For tempering:

1 tsp ghee
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp heeng 


First of all dry roast moong dal on medium flame till it become aromatic and golden. 

Boil it with 2 1/2- 3 cups of water in cooker for 2-3 whistles or till cooked and Keep it aside. Now heat 2 tsp oil in a wok , add heeng , slitted green chillies and chopped onions . Fry till it become transparent then add ginger garlic paste, saute for 1 min then add chopped spinach. Fry for 5 mins or till it is cooked. Now add turmeric powder , salt and chopped tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes get mushy.

 Add coconut and cook for further 5 mins and add boiled dal and chaat masala in it. Adjust salt and water in it and let it boil. Let it simmer for 5 more mins and off the flame.

For tempering, heat ghee in tempering vessel, add heeng followed by cumin seeds. Let it crackle and add sliced onions. Fry it till brown then add red chillies and saute for 10 secs. Immediately transfer this tempering in prepared dal and cover with lid to retain full flavour of tempering in dal.

Your scrumptious dal is ready to go with roti or rice.

You can also add red chilli powder in tempering for nice colour and spicy dal. 
 Enjoy with a dollop of ghee or butter on it( completely optional, but no doubt it enhance the flavour to next level) .
Hope this will satisfy your hunger in a more healthy and yummy way. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

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