Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mixed vegetables in Dhal

   This is healthy and delicious dhal recipe. It was similar to our south Indian sambar. The difference is sambar without using sambar powder.

I additionally added garam masala for spices flavour. It was so delicious with the rice.
  Dhal is rich in protein along with the nutrients from vegetable makes it a complete meal.

Requirements :
Tuvar Dhal / Red gram dhal – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Garlic – 3 cloves
Capsicum + carrot +
Eggplant +Cluster beans – 1 cup
Tomato – 2
Whole dry chilli – 1
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Asafetida – a pinch
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Oil – 2 tbs
Green chillies – 2
Curry leaves – a sprig
Amchur powder ( Dry Mango Powder ) – 1 tsp
Salt as required
Method :
 Wash and cook the dhal along with the turmeric powder and garlic cloves for 2 whistles in pressure cooker or in a vessel till the dhal is well cooked.
In a pan , heat the oil add in the mustard seeds and let it crackle. Now , add the cumin seeds and asafetida.
Add in the chopped onion , slit green chillies , curry leaves and whole red chilli , sauté well till onion turns translucent.

Then , add the chopped vegetables and sauté for few minutes.
Add little water and cook the vegetables.
Add the cooked and mashed dhal  and all the dry masalas and mix well.
Add in the required salt and a cup of water.
Let this simmer for few minutes till the raw smell of the masalas went off.

Take off from flame and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
Mixed vegetables in dhal is ready to serve.

Serve with plain rice , Idli , Dosa or chappati.


  1. Healthy is what I need, a break from the sinful food I eat. Lovely and simple flavors but its so good and that chili on top is drawing me closed this dhal dish.

  2. healthy and full of good vegetables. Todays Post :

  3. Nutritious recipe ..should be included in your daily diet!

  4. Wow! What a colour! Looks healthy..