Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bottlegourd & Drumstick Leaves Dal

Today, we had a mild sunny climate after few days of non stop raining..Few days back,while its was still raining,i simply prepared this wonderful looking dal with bottlegourd and some frozen drumstick leaves,i have already freezed them for further use, we had this super delicious,comforting and satisfying dal with lemon pickle and fried papads for our lunch with hot steaming rice..Seriously until i tried this combo,i never know that both bottlegourd and drumstick leaves works out wonder in dal, also this dal doesnt need onions and tomatoes, i simply prepared a special spice powder for making this dal apart from that this dal is quite easier to prepare...Sending to  A Veggie for a month - Bottlegourd guest hosted by Raji,event by Priya....


1cup Yellow split moongdal
1/2cup Drumstick leaves
1cup Bottlegourd (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
Salt
Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

To roast & grind:

1tsp Fenugreek seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
2nos Red chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
2tbsp Grated coconut

Fry the ingredients given in the list for spice powder one by one in simmer until they turns golden brown...Grind everything as fine powder and keep aside.

Wash and take the yellow split moongdal along with chopped bottlegourd and frozen drumstick leaves in a pressure cooker with 2cups of water,salt,turmeric powder,ginger and slit opened green chillies..Close and cook upto 2whistles..Once the pressure get released,add the already prepared spice powder as per need also add enough water (if your dal is thick),give a stir and cook in simmer..

Meanwhile, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal,red chillies and asafoetida powder and add it immediately to the cooking dal and put off the stove.

33 comments:

  1. thats unusual combinations...Truly innovative Priya :)

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  2. yummy,nutritious n healthy dal..I love dal a lot!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  3. wow nice combination, i love moongdal n bottle gourd... addition of drumstick leaves makes it more healthy n yummy...dal looks simply inviting...nice recipe!!
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  4. thats looks so comforting!....wish to have it now!

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  5. wow great combo and awesome presentation

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  6. very healthy and super delicious dal..great recipe!!

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  7. Sound delicious, great recipe.
    used to love Kerala style dal-drumstick leaves curry, Its been long since I tasted anything with drumstick leaves. loved this recipe..

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  8. You are indeed the spice queen! I would know to fix this combination to create such a great dish.

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  9. Very soothing and comforting dal. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. nice combination... dal looks delicious....

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  11. Healthy combo and looks very tasty!


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  12. the masala you have used sounds really nice.

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  13. A unique combination of bottlegourd and drumstick leaves. Like your creativity!!!

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  14. healthy n nutritious recipe....

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  15. dal with lemon pickle combo makes my mouth water!

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  16. Looks so homey..No onion no Tomato that is interesting..I terribly miss drumstick leaves here..

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  17. Adding bottle gourd is quite innovative...

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  18. wow very unusual veggie in dhall too good..

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  19. Very innovative combination, looks great!

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  20. A very yummy Dal...A very healthy combo.

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  21. So comforting dal Priya..wonderful innovative recipe..send it across to my event..I would be glad to have it.

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  22. That certainly looks delicious! Happy New year, Priya!

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  23. everyone around me is posting a drumstick leaf recipe :-( one of my fav keerai. I do not get it here. have to wait for my holidays in India.. love this recipe

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  24. wow...the dal looks so mouthwatering...ur clicks so amazing !

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  25. YUMMY dish..Will try it soon..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  26. A very healthy and comforting dal.

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  27. Drooling over your beautiful, and comforting dal! As always, love, love all the spices and flavors added in all your dishes!

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  28. very healthy and nice comfort food !!

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