Simple Veg Dhal

Serves 2


Moong dhal – 1 cup

Peas – ¼ cup

Capsicum – 1 (cut into pieces)

Tomato – 1 (cut into pieces)

Potato – 1 (cut into pieces)

Carrot, Beans (optional) – (cut into pieces) ¼ cup

Corn (optional) – 2-3 tbsp

Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp

Fennel (sombu) – ½ tbsp

Cloves – 2

Green or red chillies – 6-8 (chopped)

Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Water – to cook vegetables

Cashews – 3-4 (optional)

Curd – 2 tbsp

Milk cream – 1 tbsp

Coriander – For garnishing

Preparation of Dhal:

  1. Cook the moong dhal in a pressure cooker (take out in 3 whistles) or in a cooking vessel for 10-15 mins till the dhal gets cooked well.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add jeera, fennel, cloves, cashews, chillies, tomato and fry lightly.
  3. Now add capsicum, peas, potato, (carrot, beans, corn – optional) and pour some water to cook the vegetables. Cook it well for 5-10 mins.
  4. Now add the cooked moong dhal, salt, turmeric powder, curd and mix well. Add little water if it gets too thick. Cook it for 2-3 mins till all gets mixed up.
  5. Remove from flame once it becomes as thick as gravy and add milk cream.

Serve with chapathi or parathas…..

Additional Info:

The water in the vegetables and in moong dhal is enough. Add little water if necessary otherwise it will become very loose. If so happens add corn flour paste to it.

You can add any vegetables. It’s easy and healthy.


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