Wednesday, November 29, 2006

16 Pulses/Bean Dal

This recipe is from my elder sis. Full of the goodness of 16 different types of beans and lentils, this dish is easy to make and tastes really good. You can add any variety to beans and lentils, but to make life easier, you get this in all the grocery stores.

Beans soaked overnight in warm water

1 cup beans-pulses, soaked overnight in warm water
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, for garnish

In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, salt, 1/2 tsp oil, salt and water and cook for 1whistle. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion. Cook till the onion turns golden brown. Add the green chillies, tomato, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cook till the oil separates and the masala-tomato mix is well cooked. Add the dal to the pan and let it simmer on medium low heat for 5-7 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice or Roti. Enjoy !!


shilpa said...

That looks like a very nice recipe. I have a pack of 16 beans. Will try this soon.


Sangeeta said...

Hi Shilpa,

Thanks for stopping by :). Do try the recipe and let me know.

Lakshmi said...

the dal looks colorful Sangeeta

Mythreyee said...

this is sure a healthy treat. would you like to contribute it to my blog 'cook for health'. its not a contest though, just an attempt to gather all the healthy recipes in one place in my blog at

more details at 'about this blog' link in the blog.


Sangeeta said...

Lakshmi : Thank you for your kind words :)

Mythreyee : Thank you for stopping by. That is an interesting idea and I sure would love to contribute.

Vcuisine said...

Sangeeta, looks very simple but nutritious. Presentation is Good. Viji