Healthy Mixed Daal: Monsoon Recipe for Kids

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  • 1 cup mixed daal
  • onion – finely chopped
  • tomatoes – roughly chopped
  • garlic – chopped
  • ginger
  • tamarind paste (optional/adjustable as per child’s taste)
  • 1tbsp jaggery (gur)
  • 1/4th cup coriander leaves – finely chopped
  • salt
  • dhaniya powder
  • haldi powder
  • garam masala
  • mustard seeds
  • jeera seeds
  • methi seeds
  • pinch of heeng
  • oil

How to make:

  • Cook the daals in a pressure cooker. Set aside.
  • In another pressure cooker, heat some oil and add mustard seeds.
  • As they start to sputter, add methi and cumin seeds and heeng and fry till the seeds change to a deep brown.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till golden brown.
  • Mix chopped tomatoes, ginger and cook till tomatoes turn pulpy.
  • Add dhaniya powder and turmeric powder and stir.
  • Add about 3 1/2 – 4 cups water and increase heat. Add tamarind paste, jaggery and half of coriander leaves and boil.
  • Add the daals and mix well. Close the pressure cooker to cook.
  • Reduce flame to medium and cook for about 15-20 minutes or about 3-4 whistles.
  • Turn off heat and set aside.
  • Once the cooker steam is released, open and add some more water if you feel the daal is too thick.
  • Switch on flame and add remaining coriander leaves, garam masala and salt (as per taste). Let it simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Serve with white rice or butter rotis/naans

Recipe courtesy: monsoon recipe


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