Monday, February 01, 2010

Zucchini/Courgettes Dhal


Here is a recipe for a very simple dhal with Zucchini or Courgettes (as they say in Europe). I make this quite often as my son seemed to like it a lot and I dont have to make a seperate dish for him. It goes well with any breakfast items like dosai, Idli's , pongal, poori and also with chapati's and paratha's.
But serve it with a plate of hot rice with a dash of ghee and spicy potato fry on the side ....hmmm...now thats what I call "Comfort food".
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Moong dhal
1 medium Zucchini
1 medium Onion
1 tomato
3 cloves Garlic
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric

For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dhal
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
 a pinch of asfoetida/hing powder
few curry leaves
1 dry red chilli(optional)

Method:

Peel and chop the Zucchini into cubes.
Chop the onions and tomatoes
In a pressure cooker add the chopped Zucchini, onion, tomato, green chillies(slit), garlic, moong dhal, turmeric and salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Take 2 tsp of oil in a pan, to this add the mustard.When it splutters add the rest of the ingredients and stir for a minute. Add this to the cooked dhal mixture, give it a stir and boil for couple of minutes.
The consistency of the dhal should not be mushy. So take care not to over cook it.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with a spicy side dish, in my case it was a potato fry.(will post the recipe in my next post)



Note : Adjust the amount of green chillies as per your taste. I sometimes make it without green chillies and just use a red chilli while tempering, it tastes equally good.

21 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dhal would be perfect with Roti. Great clicks and excellent presentation as usual, Sumi.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Surely looks super delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Extremely creamy and yummy....love the header....

jayasri said...

Daal looks simply awesome, nice and simple!!, I make majjige huli with that!!, when I am out of Indian veggies...

shanthi said...

Simply superb. Would like to have it with chappatis

Priya said...

Excellent dal looks really yummy and comforting..

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks simply excellent, love it with rice/ghee/fried potatoes, mmmm, that will be heaven!!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Looks utterly delicious... so creamy and yummy:)

Happy Cook said...

I would have neverthough of adding zucchin to the dal, love the idea next time i am also going to add them.

Tina said...

Beautiful and tempting clicks dear...Dhal looks yummy...

Asha said...

Good looking dish, love the combo.

Sarah Naveen said...

Excellent click..Curry looks simply superb!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

That's a delicious bowl of dhal with zucchini!!!

Padma said...

Looks so beautiful. Perfect with some hot rice and ghee.

ruchikacooks said...

Lovely combination in dal. Zucchini dal is new but looks good. Waiting for the aloo fry.

Aparna said...

pictures look beautiful. Am also discovering there are more indian ways to cook zucchini!

Divya Kudua said...

Zucchini with dal..hmmm sounds like a nice combo:):)

Padhu said...

Wow Looks yummy! Do drop by
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RV said...

Dhal is my comfort food.. roti and dhal would make my day :) The pictures look very appetizing.. nice click..

Spice said...

It sure is a comfort food..

dining room tables said...

I bet this is going to be a hit at home when I make some of this. They like dhal and the creaminess of this dish.

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