May 7, 2009

Lemon-Ginger and Zucchini Dal..


A simple dal you might like if you like the combination of lemon and ginger in it.

Ingredients

Cooked Toor Dal - 1 1/2 cups. Dal should be mushy and pasty.
Zucchini, cubed - 2 cups
Green Chillies, slit lengthwise - 4-5
Ginger, finely chopped - 1 1/2 inch piece
Curry leaves - 4
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro - a few sprigs
Juice of 1 big lemon
Salt - to taste
Ghee/Oil

Method

- In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat oil/ghee ( I used ghee) and add mustard seeds. When they start crackling, add the cumin seeds, methi seeds, curry leaves, ginger and green chillies. Take care not to burn the methi seeds. Add the cooked dal to the pan with enough water to make it to a consistency you prefer. Bring to a boil.
- Add the zucchini pieces and boil till the pieces are just tender but not mushy. Switch off the heat and add the chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
- Serve with rice or tastes great to just slurp as a soup.

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13 Comments:

Asha said...

Lovely combination of spices and veg, looks delicious!:)

Uma said...

looks so refreshing and yummy :)

Meera said...

That daal looks simple and delicious. Zucchini in it sounds really great.

Superchef said...

lemon and ginger..wow! what a combo!!

anudivya said...

Simple and looks almost like a stew. I say that probably because of the non addition of turmeric. I like it.

Suparna said...

hi Maya,
dal looks very healthy. Haven't tried using zucchini in dals though, interesting addition.
TC

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Maya, this seems like a soup and a stew too... Dhal and zucchini are a great combo looks perfect and should go well with rice...

Prathibha said...

looks like a clear soup.yummy dal..

Purnima said...

Wow Maya, wonderful Idea! The daal looks pretty inviting! Tks for sharing!

sowmya said...

woow..sounds good..i would love to have lemony and ginger flavoured dal now..yumm

Happy cook said...

Love the idea of adding zucchini in the dal.
Looks good.

Pavithra said...

First time to your blog... everything looks so good with wonderful recipes.. will be back often. zucchini with dal i love it.

Pavithra said...

First time to your blog... everything looks so good with wonderful recipes.. will be back often. zucchini with dal i love it.