All – In- One- Dal

Serves: 6 Adults

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup toor dal.
  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 piece of ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup greenpeas
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida

Preparation

  1. Boil both the dals with turmeric in a pressure cooker. Separately boil the greenpeas and carrots for a few minutes till they are cooked. In a non-stick pan, saute the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  2. Add in the onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Fry well. Add tomatoes. Fry for a minute or two. Next, add in the dals, spinach, greenpeas and carrots. Add some water if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Then add salt to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes or till the spinach is soft and cooked. This dish can also be made without spinach, in which case, garnishing can be done with chopped corriander leaves.