Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lettuce Dal

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This is a very simple and comforting dal.Addition of lettuce gives a nice crunch and a slight tanginess to the dal.Goes well with rice or roti.

Ingredients
Pressure cook
1/4 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 1/2 cups water
Note:Don't overcook the dal else will be too mushy

3/4 cup chopped onions
1 juicy tomato chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp fennel powder
2-3 green chillies chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp oil
Salt
Curry leaves
Chopped cilantro leaves

Method
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,curry leaves,chillies,ginger,garlic,onions,salt and cook well till onions are well cooked.Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till gravy forms add fennel powder, chopped lettuce stir cook for a few minutes add the cooked dal,chopped cilantro leaves and some water and cook for 3-4 mins.Enjoy hot with a dollop of ghee.

24 comments:

Nisa Homey said...

Never thought of adding lettuce before...thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

I tried dal with lettuce long back, yet to post in my space..Dal looks comforting and yummy..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Perfect dhal curry with a plate of rice now! :D

Santosh Bangar said...

sond delicious good for health

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely texture of the dal--yummm !

HGourmet Foodie said...

I like the colors and flavors in this dhal... What a striking dish...beautiful pic...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! The humble lettuce has turned into this delicious looking dhal.

@SaNgI said...

healthy n delicious dal...

Priti said...

Very innovative ...looks delish

Rachu said...

Nice.. I often think other than salad nd burger there is no home for lettuce.... always rots in my fridge.. But not any more...


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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks great dear, never thought of adding lettuce in dal. Sounds good. Hey, I tagged you, please accept it :)

kothiyavunu.com said...

Very unique preparation..just loved it!

kitchen queen said...

healthy, delicious and nutritious dal.

Swathi said...

Pushpa,
This dal is ultimate comfort food. love it.

G said...

Perfect with rice..A very comforting dal..

G
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Kairali sisters said...

ohh wow..I never ever thought of cooking with lettuce rather than eating it raw..Amazing dal...

Panchpakwan said...

Healthy and delicious dal..perfect with rice.

Jisha said...

DAL LOOKS VERY TEMPTING AND YUMMYY

savitha ramesh said...

very healthy dal...very apt for rotis

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Crunchy dal... very very interesting :)
bookmarked :)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Never had an idea that we can add lettuce in dal good idea should try that looks yummy and colorful.....

aipi said...

Quite innovative ...looks delicious!

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Biny Anoop said...

thats a healthy one...looks fab....will add some music to the blog soon

Ananda Rajashekar said...

very innovative i'm in for any dhal!

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