Friday, April 16, 2010

Mint Dal

Last weekend i got three bunches for mint leaves from my farmer's market, after using two of those bunches for kurmas and pulao, the remaining bunch was sitting in my fridge to be used at any time...I was planning to make some chutney with those mint leaves but finally i finished them as dal while making dal with toor dal cooked along with onions and tomatoes...Very aromatic dal and this dal tastes prefect along with hot steaming rice topped with ghee or as an delicious side dish for rotis...I prepared this dal bit thick and its really very easy to prepare, whoever loves mint leaves much will definitely love this dal...Obviously this dal goes to Suma's  Delicious Dals From India & to MLLA-22th helping guest hosted by Ruchikacooks, event by Susan..


1/2cup Toor dal (cooked)
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato(big& chopped)
1/2cup Mint leaves (washed & chopped)
1/2tsp Sambar powder
2nos Green chillies(slit opened)
1tsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil and fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, asafoetida powder...now add the chopped onions and slit opened green chillies, saute until the onions turns transculent, add the chopped tomatoes, cook until they turns mushy...Now add the chopped mint leaves and saute until the leaves shrinks a bit..Add the cooked toor dal with enough water along with salt and sambar powder...cook until the veggies get cooked, finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..

Enjoy this aromatic dal with rice or rotis..

33 comments:

  1. Wow... A new dish into the menu gr8

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  2. i have never used mint in my cooking except for chutneys..this one looks good...

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  3. Priya to be very honest I am not sure how it would taste...did u like it? I couldn't still imagine...did u use one bunch?

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  4. Hi Life, yes we liked it..here the bunch we got doesnt go for huge bunches, atleast 10-12sprigs..Do try once and let me know..

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  5. Dal & mint nice combo.Looks tempting!!!

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  6. I just love anything if it has mint flavour including ice cream.But never occured to me to use it in dhal . will dfinitely gice a try Priya

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  7. very innovative attempt..I was also wondering how it would taste but if u liked it it must be yummy :)Thanks for ur Vishu wishes dear.

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  8. Nice innovative one priya, using mint leaves gives such a strong and nice flavour...must be really good

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  9. Priya,,mint dal rombha nalla irukkae rombha vaasanaya irukkumm... rombha creative cook pa neenga..ippavum kaekaren epdi neenga manage pandrengaloe..

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  10. priya..neenga oru recipes Wikipedia aga poringa..mint in dal is superb idea..

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  11. Dhansakla mattum than mint pottu senjirken. But it didn't occur to me to add mint in simple dal. Nalla manakkadupa!

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  12. புதினா தால் புதுசா இருக்கு,நிச்சயம் சுவையும் நல்லாயிருக்கும்னு நினைக்கிறேன்...

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  13. I can imagine how the dal would be with mint flavour.Nice combo Priya.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. mint in dal - innovative and aromatic indeed..shall give it a shot too..

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  15. dal with mint...must have tasted yum

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  16. Very interesting combination of mint and sambhar powder and you have used 1/2 a cup of leaves! Was unsure about the strong flavours melding together...though have used asafoetida in mint-coriander chutney..; tempts one to try out this recipe!

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  17. Mint is a great addition to spice up the simple dal. Delicious...

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  18. mint in dal must have been awesome! Thanks for the entry.

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  19. That's an interesting combo..But I could imagine the taste that the refreshing mint infuse into the daal...

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  20. Thanks for this unique dal, Priya.

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  21. Priya,

    Unique combo, i need to try some time.

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  22. very innovative indeed...looks very tempting...

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  23. mint makes dal so refreshing n interesting...

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  24. Dal and Mint never tried this combo..looks great will try it and let you know !!!!

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  25. I really like this...thick and delicious. I remember eating this with paratha back home. Now I really miss that :( I have to try to make. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh @

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  26. I love mint.Combination with dal must have been very yummy.

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  27. Mint and dal sound like a yummy refreshing combo!

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  28. Mint in dal is something I haven't tried yet.. sounds interesting!

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  29. I make something similar too. Very refreshing and nice once in a while, when your taste-buds are yearning for a change!

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  30. lovely..never tried mint in dal..must try..

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