This is a delicious dal (lentil curry) prepared with Drumstick / Moringa leaves and pigeon pea lentil or tuvar dal. Made it both spicy and tangy. However, it can be adjusted accordingly.
Moringa leaves has amazing health benefits. It is a good source of vitamins, minerals, calcium, protein and iron. It also contains anti-oxidants, boosts our immune system, fights inflammation and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol.
So enjoy this healthy dal with steamed rice, jeera rice, naan or tandoori roti. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this wholesome delicacy.
- 1/2 cup tuvar dal (pigeon Pea lentil), soaked in water for 30 minutes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups of moringa leaves, chopped
- 1-2 green chilies.
- 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1" ginger, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp. red chili powder
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1-2 sprig curry leaves
- 2-3 whole dry red chilies, broken
- 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced
Pressure cook the soaked lentils with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, green chilies, moringa leaves and turmeric powder with 1 & 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistles.
Add the tamarind water, red chili powder and salt. Mash well and bring it to a boil. Simmer on a medium flame for 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.
Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves and dry red chilies. Sauté for a few seconds.
Pour this tempering over the prepared dal and serve with steamed rice, jeera rice, naan or tandoori roti.
Heat oil & temper with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves
& dry red chilies. Sauté for a few seconds.
Serve with steamed rice, plain Biryani, jeera rice, naan or tandoori roti.