Thursday, January 24, 2013

Moong Dal or Lentil with Cabbage

A daily meal cannot be complete without a bowl of Dal or Lentil. Me and my husband can’t think rice without any kind of dal. In my kitchen almost every day I have to cook daal, that’s why love to prepare different kind of Dal too. 

My Ma in-law prepares a special dal with Cabbage which is really one of our favorite items.  She prepares this one with Matar Dal but unfortunately I don’t have Matar Dal so I prepared with Moong Dal and extra I add few more vegetables like Pumpkin, Beans etc. Its turned out really too good. This recipe is for those who love different kind of Dal like us.

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 20 mints.


1.Moong Dal or Matar Dal: 100 gm.
2.Cabbage cut into big pieces: one small bowl.
3. Pumpkin: Cut into cube size (10 to 12 pieces).
4.Beans cut into small pieces: Half cup.
5.Few kalonji.
6.Two dry red chili.
7.One tea spoon turmeric powder, Half tea spoon cumin powder.
8.Salt & sugar as per taste.
9.Mastard oil (u can use sunflower oil too).


Dry roast the Moong dal then boiled it in a pressure cooker with the turmeric powder and some salt.

Now add some oil in a vessel and add the Kalonji and dry red after few seconds add all the vegetables and fry for some time.

When the vegetables are become little soft add the boiled dal with some water and sugar. Cook with a lid till the vegetables are cooked.

Enjoy with plain Rice or Roti.