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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mustard Greens Dhal

“How’s life???” asked a friend of mine. I had tons to write back all on the bright side though, but never knew where to start and how to end so I just wrote back “Life took a swift change from Gaga’s Alejandro to Itsy Bitsy Spider”. I wonder when the last time I ever heard Alejandro – Gaga and Boom Boom Pow – BEP was in the past 5 months. But singing Hush lil baby, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Five lil Monkey’s to the lil one gives loads of joy than anything else. My lil buddy gapes at me open mouthed when I sing to him and that’s what is keeping me off blogging and moreover there isn’t pretty much anything fancy cooking happening too.

Now that I am just getting used to his timing and the household chores all by myself gradually, yet I felt marooned when Mom left me a few days back. Hoping to come in terms with my demanding lil brat who never lets me sit with the laptop even for a few moments… Now without much ado, to the recipe.


Toor Dhal – 1 cup
Mustard Greens – few stalks
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 small
Green Chilly – 2
Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tbsp
Salt to taste


Poppu Ball – a pinch
Sesame Oil – 2 tsp
Asafetida – a pinch
Curry Leaves – a few


Coriander Leaves


1. Heat Oil in a pressure cooker and add the Poppu (Talimpu, which I shall post later) and let the color change. Throw in the Curry Leaves, Asafetida fry till aromatic.
2. Add the chopped Onion, G.Chilly and cook till Onions become transparent. Dice the Tomatoes and mix in along with Turmeric Powder and Red Chili Powder, meanwhile wash the Toor Dhal until water runs clear and set aside.
3. Chop the Mustard Greens (including the Stalks) and cook with the Onions then pour 3-4 cups of Water and bring it to a boil add the Toor Dhal cover and put on the weight.
4. Wait until 5 whistles, when the pressure is released open and adjust Salt. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

Serve with: Rice, a dollop of Ghee and Pickle or Pappad


Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely dhal. I didn't know you had a baby recently. Congrats.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely dal.. you post a lot of healthy recipes these days....

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Delicious Dal.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Sure a healthy dhal and its more important to care of your little one and no problem blogging can be secondary. Enjoy

Aps Kitchen said...

M Sure Ur lil one wud keep u all time bz.... nd thts a healthy dal... Now the first thing for u is ur lil one nd the next is blogging...
Enjoy every moment of urs :)

Unknown said...

Hi Ramya,

LOvely healthy dhal...Take care of your baby..I have a toddler too...Times can be very testing..have to blog and i have a private clinic too!!


Pushpa said...

Lovely healthy dal...

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Rachana said...

Lovely dal!

Enjoy every moment with your little one. Take care!

Pavani said...

dal looks delicious n new to me with mustard is ur little one..

Priya Suresh said...

DIdnt know that u had a baby, how is ur little one, Congrats Ramya, take care of u and ur little one..Comforting dal looks wonderful..

Chitra said...

Lovely dal.Healthy too..Enjoy the time with ur wont come back :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very yummy, have a nice time with your little one, these are really precious moments.

Panchpakwan said...

Lokks healhty and colorful daal..
Congarts.Enjoy time with your lil one:)

Panchpakwan said...

Lokks healhty and colorful daal..
Congarts.Enjoy time with your lil one:)

Swathi said...

Healthy colorful dal.

Satya said...

wow mustered leave dal looks delicious n healthy


Kalyani said...

wow the dal looks delicious & healthy one ......

Padma said...

Nice healthy dhal. Looks delicious.

Parita said...

Dal looks very comforting!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

A very homely and comforting dish:)

Lena Jayadev said...

i tried your mango in was really tasty.. this looks delicious.. wr r u Remya?? we r missing sm delicious recipes.. :)

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Comforting dal...
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Unknown said...

Sure a healthy twist to the dhal...Looks very tempting

Urmi said...

Dal looks yummy and delicious.

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Uj said...

I know how life changes with a kid around.. Lovely dal.. am here after such long time.. good to see you :)

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Suresh Urs said...

Nice Dhal recipe. It is nice cause these types of dishes were prepared by my grand parents. Nice recipe.

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