Saturday, 29 September 2012

Tarka Dal & Beetroot Poriyal

Tarka Dal
moong dal - 25 gm
masoor (or toor  dal )- 50 gm
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - quarter tsp
tomato - 1

 For the tarka:
oil - 1tbsp
ghee- 1 tsp
mustard - half tsp
sliced onion - 1
green chilli - 1
dried red chilli - 2
curry leaves - few
chopped coriander and mint leaves - for garnishing.


Steps to follow;
Soak and boil both masoor (or toor dal )and moong dal with ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder,tomato for 3 whistles in the cooker until soft.

Mash the dal mixture.If it is dry add little water and salt to taste.
To prepare tarka heat oil in a frying pan add mustard seeds, dried red chillies, green chilli,sliced onions and curry leaves and fry until golden brown.
Pour the tarka over the mashed dal and garnish with coriander  and mint leaves.(optional)
 Beetroot Poriyal:
Beetroot - 300 gm
onion - 100 gm
moong dal - a hand ful
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard & urad dal- each half tsp
coriander, curry leaves - few

to grind coarsely:
dried red chilli - 2
grated coconut - 3 tbsp
cumin seeds - half tsp

Steps to follow:
Remove skin and slice nicely the beetroot and onion.Soak and half cook the moong dal.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard& urad dal,curry leaves  when it splutter, add sliced onion and stir well.Then add sliced beetroot and stir again.Add moong dal, mix well let it cook for five - seven minutes.Add salat to taste.

Then add coarsely ground coconut and stir well. Low the flame and mix well, Switch off the flame after    2 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Now the healthy tasty beetroot poriyal is ready to serve.
Serve Tarka Dal and Beetroot poriyal with rice and chappathi.
Sending this combo to Priya's Cooking with Seeds - Dals.

  Nithu's Healthy food for Healthy Kids @ Nivedhanam.


Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

thanks for sending this delicious combo to my event!! looking for more yummy combo!!


Asiya Baig said...

Wonderful comfort food!

faseela said...

healthy dish...yummy