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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beet Greens Dal (Curry)

Dal /Lentils curry is always a comfort food in many Indian homes.Not only the comfort part,its healthy  & nutritious  to have a bowl of dal everyday.Even infants are introduced cooked dal water ,cooker rice water(kanji) as it has lot of nutrition in it in the initial phase of weaning.My family too has an inclination to all varieties of dal. And, am very fond of adding greens to dal,a perfect way to sneak in greens in kids meal which otherwise is a big 'NO'.I usually use spinach ,beet  greens and spring onions with dal.So,here is the recipe with beet greens ,Enjoy!!


Ingredients
masoor dal(split) 3/4 cup(refer notes)
beet greens a small bunch
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1 tsp
asafoetida a pinch
salt
for tempering
oil 2 tsp
mustard seeds 1 tsp
red dry chillies 2-3
curry leaves few
onion 1/2 of 1 chopped


Method
-Wash and chop the beet greens and keep aside.
-Wash the dal,and add it to the pressure cooker with enough water.Add the beet greens,turmeric powder,chilly powder,asafoetida & salt.
-Pressure cook for 2 whistles.Release pressure and then mash the dal with the back of the spoon/laddle.Adjust salt.
-Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
-Fry the curry leaves,red dry chillies, chopped onion.Saute until onion is wilted nicely.
-Add to the dal,Serve warm with rice/chapathis !!!

Servings~ 3 adults


NOTES
* You can use any variety of dals/lentils like split moong/masoor/ tuvar dal.
* Add a tomato if you wish to have a tangy flavor to the dal.

38 comments:

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly like you said comfort good :) nothing can beat this

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

never thought of using beet leaves for dal. nice idea. thanks.

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy with rotis.

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummy and healthy dhal...
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow yummy,luks so tempting...

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love any type of greens in dal, loved ur version, healthy indeed...
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Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy dal and comfort meal.

Janani said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy dal lovely thanks for sharing.

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

The dal with beet greens is such an awesome idea to make. Your's looks really good and I wanna try it too.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Bowl of super goodness there..Comfort !

Kavi Foodomania said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a healthy dal Julie! Looks good!

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Jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and comforting dal

Shylaja Praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious dhal

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

love dal in any form. looks so pretty.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry I haven't tried beet greens for long time.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious dal...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

That screams - "I am healthy and super delicious".... so yummy!!!!
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Beet greens is new to me... curry looks so tempting i love dal much...

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and healthy curry dear, I havent tried beet greens so far, must give a try soon :)
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy ...want to have it with rice !!!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and comfort food

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious curry :)

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious! I love dal; one of my favourite comfort foods...

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and nice way to use the beetgreens

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,

Beet leaves easily avialable. I have never seen them here.

Dvery healthy daal.

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious and yummy dal..
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Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

I used beet greens a lot...love this simple and tasty dal dear.

today's recipe:
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Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy yummy dal curry way too different from what I make...

Rachana said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy dal. Comfort food!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Dal curry with beet leaves looks fantastic and definitely comforting.

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Goes well with rotis! Great for dinner!

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

You come up with the most innovative ideas, I 'll have to start calling you Master of the Indian Curry- fantastic done with the beet greens- on top of piping hot rice- yum!

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy dal with a twist..goood....

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Dal is my all time favorite.. As you said it's a nutritious & a comfy dish too..

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

I love greens in dals too, looks appetizing.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Like the way you have used the beet greens..