Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mustard Greens Dal

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Mustard greens are an excellent source of many vitamins like Vitamins A,B,C,E,K and are rich in folate too along with being rich in manganese,calcium,potassium,iron,protein and fiber.There are a lot of health benefits to eating mustard greens,it acts as an anti inflammatory and also provides cardiovascular benefits to say the least.

3/4 cup Yellow Moong dal
6-7 Mustard green leaves
8 green chillies
1 medium plum tomato
1/2 onion finely chopped
4 cloves garlic
blueberry size tamarind
Salt to taste

1/2 onion finely chopped
5 dry red chillies
1/4 tsp of mustard and cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2-3 tsp oil

Heat oil in a pan and add red chillies when it is roasted take it and keep it aside,in the same oil add mustard,cumin seeds when it splutters add onions and cook nicely till the onions are done and set it aside.In a pressure pan add dal,washed mustard leaves(discard the bottom part),green chillies,tamarind,tomato,turmeric,salt,garlic,onion,water and pressure cook.When the dal is cooked and cools a little add it to the blender and blend it nicely add the seasonings except red chillies and blend it on low.Garnish with red chillies.Enjoy!

Note: Roughly chop the greens and set aside for 5 mins before cooking to enhance its nutrients.


Krishnaveni said...

healthy dal, looks beautiful

Biny Anoop said...

soooo healthy and sooo awesome to look it.

Swathi said...

Healthy green and with dal it makes awesome combo Pushpa. Delicious.

Kairali sisters said...

I love green dals..Looks delicious..

aipi said...

I love greens in my daal..never made with mustards though..must try..looks great!

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Yummy Team said...

Never cooked with mustard greens before..Healthy n tasty dish..

Roshan said...

i like dal and greens combination....nice to read the health benefits of mustard leaves...

Rookie Qookie said...

nice healthy recipe :)


Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Healthy dish. Looks yummy!

Paaka Shaale said...

Hi Pushpa,

The dal looks so yummy and healthy!! Very nice snap as well :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Healthy and delicious dal.

Nandini said...

It's a healthy side dish and I'd have some with chapathi.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Healthy and wholesome,looks great too.

Srimathi said...

You have such healthy recipes here in your blog. I have never made dal with mustard greens before.

NIDHYA said...

Love the green color and red chilli floating on top..sounds very healthy..

Aaha Oho

vijaya said...

looks yummy! nice recipe collection! gr8 blog!

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