Dhansak Dal

September 14, 2017


2 cups tuvar dal
½ cup masoor dal
½ cup chana dal
1 cup mung dal
3 tomatoes
1 onion, chopped fine
1 clove of garlic
1 potato, unpeeled
½ cup pumpkin (white and yellow)
½ cup carrots and any other vegetable you prefer
1 tbsp dhansak masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 bay leaf
red chilli powder
lemon juice
chopped coriander
soy granules (optional)

Cook all the dals in a pressure cooker along with the potato, pumpkin and carrots. In a saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic till the onions are translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes, dhansak masala, red chilli, cumin and coriander powders and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Once the dals are cooked, add the tomato-onion mixture with the dal and vegetables and puree in a blender. Simmer this puree for about 15 minutes with a bay leaf. Add some soaked and drained soy granules if you prefer. Garnish with lemon juice and chopped coriander.

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