Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mixed Grain & Drumstick Leaves Dal Bath

We are having a nasty chilled weather, i dont felt like cooking for hours in kitchen as the climate keeps me super lazy. This week, am running my third week of blogging marathon with pressure cooked recipes as theme, i cant live without pressure cooker. They makes really our lives easier and anything cooked with them goes hardly for less time when compared with the dishes cooked in pans or in kadais. Srivalli proposed to cook three different dishes for this three days of blogging marathon, i choosed one pot meal,gravy and an Indian sweet cooked with pressure cooker for this week.

Obviously my first dish for this week blogging marathon goes for a hearty and healthy one pot meal with mixed grains, drumstick leaves and mixed dals. This dish will definitely goes for quick cooking and you can enjoy this food anytime of the day served simply with papads, potato chips or else pickles.I used homemade barley rava, foxtail millet, brown rice,wheat rava,quinoa and rolled oats with toor dal,masoor dal and moong dal along with fresh drumstick leaves. You can also add veggies in this healthy food or else any other greens as you prefer.

1cup Mixed grains
1/2cup Mixed dals
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Sambar powder
Few curry leaves
1/2cup Drumstick leaves
1tbsp Ghee+oil
1tsp Mustard seeds& urad dal
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curryleaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

Wash and soak the grains and dals together for 15minutes in 4 cups of water and keep aside.

Take now the soaked grains and dals with drumstick leaves, turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt in pressure cooker along with their soaked water,close the cooker with the lid and pressure cook upto 3 whistles.

Meanwhile heat the ghee or oil in a pan, fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds,dry red chillies,slit oepend green chillies and asafoetida powder, add the curry leaves, fry for few minutes.

Once the steam gets off, open the lid and add this tempered spices and ghee, give a stir and finally add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Toss gently and serve hot with papads or any spicy side dishes.


  1. Wow....Priya, that sure is one healthy meal.

  2. Yum!! It must have been super delicious :) Though I had my lunch am feeling hungry now seeing your recipe :)
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  3. Such a delicious recipe dear...cant live without pressure cooker too...

  4. Though we have drumstick leaves in our back yard,I hardly use it. VEry healthy recipe Priya and very delicious too...

  5. such a wonderful n healthy recipe....easy to prepare,love it...

  6. Looks so good Priya, very nice one pot meal, cooking in pressure cooker really saves time..

  7. Lipsmacking....Looks too tempting

  8. Pressure cooker really does make life easy! And one pot cooker meals are great time savers:)

  9. It sure looks very tasty with healthy as well.

  10. Delicious and healthy dish Priya, Great one pot meal.

  11. Lovely recipe healthy, comforting, and filling. Can I have a bowl of this wholesome goodness please?

  12. Yum, it looks like a risotto, but spicy!


  13. What a nutritious one pot meal. Using pressure cooker surely makes it very easy to cook..

  14. Delicious and healthy bhath priya.

  15. wow healthy dish, nice way to consume drumstick leaves. must have tasted great!

  16. That sure is a comforting bowl made nutritious with the drumstick leaves.

  17. Hi Priya,

    I just happened to see this recipe. Can you tell me what all grains you used. This dish looks very good to me.



  18. @Unknown I used barley rava, foxtail millet, brown rice,wheat rava,quinoa and rolled oats.. Hope this helps.


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