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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Cucumber Dal

Cucumber Dal


Arhar Dal (Toor Dal): 1/2 Cup
Moong Dal: 1/2 cup
Cucumber:1 (Peeled and diced)

For Seasoning:

Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 ts

Curry Leaves: 4-5
Onion: 1 (Small Finely chopped)
Tomatoes: 1 (Medium Finely chopped)
Garlic:3-4 flakes (chopped finely)

Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder:1/2 tsp
Red chilly Powder: 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder:1/2 tsp
Green cjillies: 2-3 (chopped finely)

Asofetida: a pinch
oil: 2 tbsp


1 ) In a pressure cooker add 3 to 4 cups of water, bring to a boil, add Moong Dal, Arhar Dal and turmeric powder. Closed the lid and cook Dal  till dal is half cooked.

2 ) Heat oil in another pan, and add hing, garlic, onion and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds. and now add cucumber, tomatoes and mix well.

3) Cover and let it cook till well till the tomatoes and Cucumber are soft.

4) Now add the cooked Dal and mixed it well.and remove from fire

4) Meanwhile in another pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds and mustard seed. Fry for few seconds. Pour the seasoning on the dal, stir and mix in. 

5) Served hot with rice

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