Darbari Dal (Zero Oil Dal Recipe)

Darbari Dal (Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) cubes
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
  • 1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal soaked for 15 minutes and drained
  • 1/4 cup rajma (kidney beans) soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 tsp coriander (dhania) seed powder
  • Combine the rajma, toovar dal and masoor dal with 11/2 cups of water, bottle gourd, pumpkin, salt and turmeric powder in a pres-sure cooker and mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Mash the dal lightly using a potato masher; add the tomatoes, coriander, garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder, green chillies, lemon juice and Y2 cup of water. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rotis or rice.