Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens - Shalgham ke Patte vali Daal

 Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devour with Roti or Rice.
" Oh great , you made dal with greens, I am going to enjoy my meal today " yep hubs loves Daal Roti anytime. he picked up a white pasta plate, picked up couple of Chapattis and torn them and put it in the plate and poured hot Daal and started digging with spoon. After two or three morsel he had, he looked at me and said " Oh, sorry hope you don't mind, but today I like to eat my daal and chapatti together, That's what exactly my mum used to do, as long as you appreciate my food :) I replied.
As in many cultures, proper habits of eating and drinking are very important, so is in our house too. My British husband and children generally pays a lot of attention to good table manners as he likes to follow dining etiquette, since they all are born and brought up here, they follow British etiquette everywhere.  He finds it very hard to eat daal or curries with gravy, as he absolutely hates to see food stuck or food stains on his fingers and I highly respect British manners. I believe that how you eat depends on what your food is, burger, Pizza or sandwich, use your hands but Curries , Daal or rice ? Common Sense !
Daal or lentils is everyday staple in my kitchen as Daal or beans sums up the daily protein chunk for us. Sometimes they can be our main dish or on some occasions they become side dish. Maybe they are simply tempered with few spices or it is further flavoured with many ingredients and can be rich. Which ever way I prepare, essentially Daal is soul nourishing and satisfying food for us.
Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devour with Roti or Rice.
Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, it's new avatar of my other daal recipe Trevti Daal with Spinach. ( Trevti translates Three ). Almost all the ingredients are same in this recipe except I used a bunch of humble Turnip greens which  mostly goes unnoticed in many homes, and I tweaked a method slightly. Rather than cooking turnip leaves with the lentils in the pressure cooker, first I stir fried them with little bit of garlic and some spices then added in the cooked daal.
Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devour with Roti or Rice.

This daal is bursting with flavours, comforting and above all it is very healthy. Vibrant turnip greens added beautiful change in taste and added extra nutritious values to the dish. Just mop it up with some chapattis, paratha, salad or steamed rice.

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Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens
Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devour with Roti or Rice.
  • 100g Chana daal ( split chick pea daal )
  • 100g Masoor daal ( split red lentils )
  • 100g Yellow Moong Daal
  • one medium Tomato chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dry mango powder
  • one bunch Turnip greens roughly chopped
  • One onion chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. Oil
  • 4-5 Red dry chillies
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Red chilli powder
  • pinch Hing
  • handful Coriander leaves
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds
Thoroughly clean and wash all three lentils and soak for half an hour in water. Discard the water and add new water, about 2 cup and add tomato, garlic, ginger, green chillies turmeric and salt.Transfer to a pressure cooker, add one tsp. oil and close the lid.Cook daal on a medium heat until 3 whistles. Meanwhile, clean and wash roughly chopped turnip greens and leave it in a colander to drain the excess water. If you do not have a pressure cooker, cook lentils on a stove for 40-45 minutes or til daal is completely tender. Once pressure cooker is naturally cooled, add amchoor powder and mix.Now heat a pan or kadai and heat oil, add cumin seeds and hing.Once cumins crackle add dry red chillies, chopped onion and garlic.Saute onion for a while or till little pink, add red chilli powder and immediately add turnip greens to it. Keep flame on high now and keep stirring the greens till all the moisture dries up. Squeeze some lemon juice on it.It will take about 8-10 minutes, add everything into cooked daal.Turn the heat back on and simmer the daal for 2-3 minutes again. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.Enjoy !
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings

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