Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eggplant & Chickpeas Dal

Here we go for a week of blogging marathon, this week's theme is going to be Cooking with chickpeas. Obviously my next three dishes are going to be chickpeas based dishes. For today's post, am posting this thick chickpeas and eggplant dal based curry, this dish hardly needs less than 15minutes and this dal goes for a quick preparation. This curry goes for pressure cooking and few roasted spices with eggplant and cooked chickpeas.

This dal goes awesome with anything, we call it as three in one dal, coz you can serve this delicious dal with idlies or dosas for breakfast, with rice for lunch and with rotis for dinner.Usually i make this dal quite often just with eggplants,for a change i tried this time with chickpeas and both works out wonder.


1/2cup Split yellow moongdal
3cups Eggplants (cubed)
1cup Chickpeas (cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
Oil
Salt

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3tbsp Coconut (grated)

Take the washed moongdal,cubed eggplants, half cup of chickpeas,chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies with turmeric powder,salt and enough water in pressure cooker.

Close the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Meanwhile dry roast the ingredients under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder.

Once the steam gets released, smash the cooked veggies and chickpeas with a spatula.

Now add the grounded roasted spice powder,remaining chickpeas to the dal and cook everything in simmer.

Adjust the thickness of the dal with enough water.

Finally heat the oil, lets splutter the mustard seeds,urad dal, add the dry red chillies,curry leaves and fry them.

Add this tempered spices,lemon juice to the dal and give a stir.

Serve hot with rice.

38 comments:

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

I'm just so hungry right now waiting for breakfast and you made more hungrier sis!!! Dhal looks sooooo yummy! :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..simply superb and delicious..

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious gravy....best eaten with plain rice with some apalam...

Amy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy dish with a nice combo...I am getting hungry here...

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

wow u made healthy dal to more healthier ...love the color ,its yummy

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

I love chickpeas - so healthy and delicious... this curry is so rich in nutrition!!! love it!!
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Julie said... Reply To This Comment

very delicious n yummy healthy dal!!
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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Very different combination..never tasted it.looks very delicious.

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Three in one dal? That's cool!

Bhavna Bagri said... Reply To This Comment

Different and unique variation of dal....looks so yummy....

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said... Reply To This Comment

What a great combination of flavours..YUM!!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

a unique combo dear.. must have tasted great..

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious gravy :)

Dr.Sameena said... Reply To This Comment

Dats a yummy bowl of chickpeas dhal...:)

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Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Never had this combo looks so good too.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy combination never tried before..
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The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

gosh priya...chickpeas, mung dal, egg plant, what unique combinations, ur recipes are indeed very interesting and unique

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious..nice combo..

Jacqueline said... Reply To This Comment

I love the flavour combination. i will have to try this one. Not had dal for a while.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

This is good and very awesome to look and yummy

Roha said... Reply To This Comment

I love chickpeas - so healthy and delicious... Yummyyyy

Roha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy...!!

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Different and delicious..neva tried 'em together.
have a lovely weekend:)

thoushaltcook said... Reply To This Comment

One can always count on you to make stunning out of un related ingredients. :) Lovely

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant and chickpeas is a combination that I am very fond of. This looks good, Priya.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

your recipes are very innovative and looks delicious..

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Never made in this combo. I will definitely try Priya. Looks very nice.

ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

New combination!looks super healthy

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

yumm, such a lovely looking curry dish, love chick peas, have a nice weekend

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

eggplant and chickpeas, super combo..

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

A combo I didn't even dream off..terrific recipe Priya.Thanks for sharing.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious combination. Looks yummy.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a unique dal

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Aha, another pressure cooker recipe. Gravy sounds delicious.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

a rare combo..

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PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique dal Priya.Must have tasted great na..

Roopa Vijay said... Reply To This Comment

What a nutritious dal! :-) ... I have been searching for variety of dals, and iam loving this :-)

Jaleela Kamal said... Reply To This Comment

yummy dal