Saturday, February 2, 2013

Turai Urad Dal

You might have cooked turai aka the famous ridge gourd atleast once in your kitchen, but have you tried cooking this wonderful Indian vegetable with split urad dal?, if not you wont hesitate a second to give a try after seeing this post. Turai urad dal is my last and favourite creation for our this month's Magic Mingle an event by Kalyani, our this month's magic ingredients is both urad dal and lemon. Omg, wat an incredible choice na, when i saw these two magic ingredients,my mind was blank and i dunno wat to cook with it.

But finally while going through my fridge, i finally decided to cook both ridge gourd and split urad dal together as this beautiful dish. This dal goes simply awesome as an excellent side dish with rotis also very well with rice. I served this dal with fried chicken and everyone at home enjoyed this dal and we loved it.


1/4cup Split white urad dal
1/4cup Masoor dal
1no Ridgegourd (medium size & chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp 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
2nos Dry red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3tbsp Coconut (grated)

Take the washed urad dal,masoor dal,chopped ridgegourd,chopped onions,chopped tomatoes 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 dal with a spatula.

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

Adjust the thickness of the dal with enough water.

Heat the oil in a pan, 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.

33 comments:

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

never made dal with urad dal. looks delicious

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

Very very interesting recipe, it looks so delicious! Thanks to Kalyani we keep trying out something new in our kitchens

faiza kader said... Reply To This Comment

healthy gravey

PT said... Reply To This Comment

nice click priya.. healthy dal..

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Comfort food.

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

un pur régal, bravo
bonne journée

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

C'est toujours un plaisir de venir humer des saveurs aussi alléchantes chez toi.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

looking yum and delicious.wat a combo!really great.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious dhal.. Nice click Akka..

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! mouth watering..

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

CLick looks super cool akka :) Loved your choice of ingredients and combo :) Dal looks so yummilicious :) and loved the new color of the blog!!

Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy gravy

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy and healthy.Never used it before.

Ummu Azi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy dish..

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Normally make turai with channa daal, will try this version soon!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Love all different kinds of legumes...they are so delicious!

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

New to me..But looks a very thick gravy and nice flavors..

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yum.....super clicks tooo..

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

never thought of making dal using urad dal :) you are really a versatile cook dear :)

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Cute clicks sis:) dal looks comforting

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and healthy dal..

Spill the Spices

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n delicious combo sis :-)

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

This dal looks fantastic! I feel like having an Indian dinner now :-).

Ciao
Alessandra

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious recipe priya :)

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy curry with turai and urad dal..delicious combo.

Isingcakes said... Reply To This Comment

All I will serve it up with is piping hot rice and some ghee!! Very comforting daal recipe.

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

I have never used urad dal for dal dishes...this looks so inviting...

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dal. Nice combo. Loved it.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy, haven't tried this combo..

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Nice new combo
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Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Really good one. I had once made dal with urad dal and spinach. Also thinking on the same lines for my MM post. :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

that is interesting!!!! so rich in protein!!! so delicious!!!
Sowmya
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Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely dish, Priya

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