Saturday, December 20, 2008

Zucchini Dal

Zucchini r versatile vegetables, they goes prefect for soups, stir fries, gravies etc...Simple dal with zucchini, easy to prepare within few minutes..healthy n tasty dal for kids as well as for whole family..these veggies r low caloric vegetables and they r well recommended to have while dieting as like any other low caloric vegetables...

1/2cup Toor dal
1 cup Zucchini(chopped finely)
1 no Onion( chopped finely)
1 no Tomato (chopped finely)
1 no Green chilli (chopped finely)
1 tsp Ginger (chopped)
3 nos Garlic pods (chopped)
1 tsp Peppercorns
1 tsp Cumin seeds

For Tempering:
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2 nos Red chillies
Oil as per need

Wash thoroughly toor dal 3 r 4 times..can peel zucchini's skin r else can keep them intact n chop them finely..

Take a pressure cooker add the already washed toor dal, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes pieces, green chilli,zucchini pieces, ginger n garlic pieces n cook them upto 3 whistles with a cup of water(adjust ur dal as per need but zucchini contains sufficient water so dont add much water else ur dal will turn too watery)...keep aside..

Grind coarsely peppercorns n cumin seed n keep blend the already cooked veggies with a hand blender coarsely r finely as per ur need with enough salt...heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seed, urad dal, asafoetida powder, curry leaves n red chillies.. let them splutters add them to the blended zucchini dal.. sprinkle the already grounded peppercorns n cumin seed powder to the dal..adjust as per need, if u need spicy can add more the grounded powder ...

Serve hot!!!!

On the way to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth.


PG said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe! Just thr way i like it. Yes,I would love to have a bowl of this right now. some steame rice to it and I'm all set. :)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe.. healthy Dhal.. thxs for sharing.. normally i am making with out Zucchini.. next time i will try this..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

superb recipe priya I never use zucchini will try this time

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very different and looks yummy. healthy too..what else can u ask for?

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe ..healthy too

LifenSpice said... Reply To This Comment

that's a good recipe idea with zuccini. I always see zuccini but wonder what to cook with it. Thanks for sharing this!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Zuch and dhal sound tasty!