Thursday, April 12, 2007

Broccoli Masoor Dal Sabzi

Today it's broccoli and masoor dal sabzi with garlic naan, for lunch. I thought i will share my lunch with every one, in the cyber way of sharing.


1 cup - Masoor dal
2 cup - Broccoli, chopped
1 - Tomato, diced
1/2 inch piece - Ginger, grated
1 pinch - Asafoetida / Hing
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Crushed red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Jeera powder/ Cumin seed powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Corn oil


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 - Shallots, chopped


1 ) In a saucepan, cook masoor dal with turmeric powder, crushed red chili powder, hing, jeera, garam masala powder, ginger, tomato, salt to taste and little oil. Add enough water to cook the dal.

2 ) When the dal is cooking, in another pan, heat some oil and pop mustard in it. Add shallots, brown lightly, then add broccoli and stir fry. Cook on low heat. Don't over cook broccoli.

3 ) Once the dal is cooked, add broccoli , mix in well. Adjust salt to taste. Cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Take off the stove and serve

Serve hot with rice or roti.


Asha said...

What a healthy combo Pravs? Looks delicious.I love Broccoli.YUM!Thanks.

Mishmash ! said...

Pravs, its my dinner time here,i think I will be fine with that :)
Ur aval nanachathu with pazha took me back to my school used to be my evening snack when mummy got into a lazy mood,,,,

Priya Bhaskaran said...

I cook brocolli every week but stayed just two recipes,one adding to pasta and another one- simply sauting them with spices, never explored more...will try your method:)

Kribha said...

I have never done subji with broccoli. I have used it only in fried rice or noodles. This recipe is so healthy. Will try it soon.

Anonymous said...

How much water did you use to cook the dal in?

Pravs said...

Anon : You can soak dal for about an hour to reduce cooking time. If soaked then used 1 to 1.5 cup water and cook dal on low heat covered with a lid till dal is cooked. Without soaking cook in pressure cooker- cook dal with 1 cup water.