Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beet Greens Dal


Beet Greens Dal

 Beet leaves is nutritious wonder green that you can never discard. It is rich in protein,zinc,iron and magnesium and vitamins like A,C and K. I love it as a thoran along with beetroot or mixing and spicing up with lentils.I simply adore this dish because it is simple yet tasty and healthy and can be served over rice.



Ingredients
Toor Dal- 3/4 cup
Tomato-2 medium
Shallots- 4-5
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 4-5
salt to taste

Chopped Beet greens- 3 cups
Oil-1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tbs
Thinly sliced ginger- 1 inch thick
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Cumin seeeds-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Garlic-3 pods
Dry red chilly-2




Wash and soak toor dal for about 3 hours. Pressure cook this along with tomatoes, shallots, green chilly,turmeric powder and chilly powder and salt. Cook this for ten minutes or three whistles. Once lentil is nicely cooked mash with a wooden spoon.
Slightly crush garlic and cumin and set aside.
Finely chop beet stems and beet leaves and keep them separate.

Heat one tsp oil in a pan and saute the beet stems for a minute, sprinkle a few drops of water and salt,cover and cook for a minute. Now add the beet greens and saute for a minute till it is soft. Add this to the cooked dal,mix and simmer for another minute.
Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds and fennel seeds. When the splutter add red chilly,ginger and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds and add the crushed garlic and cumin. Fry till there is a nice aroma. Pour this over the dal.Serve over rice or with chapatis.

Try this.
Hope you will all enjoy

35 comments:

  1. Oh kollallo..I didn't know that we chan eat beetroot leaves..but I don't think we will get the leaves here,otherwise I would have definitely tried it..

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  2. Delicious and healthy looking dal. Looks simply WOW!
    Deepa

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  3. Nalla curry Njan beet greens vangitu try cheyamnam.

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  4. Worth preparing.Especially for kids..Nutritious and yummy.

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  5. I would love to try this (and put my guilty mind to rest about all the unhealthy crazy calories that i'm piling on) :)

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  6. That sounds inviting and delicious,never tried with beets green....

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  7. addition of beet greens in daal is a very healthy option..lovely colour..

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  8. Very healthy n delicious..I too make this often but use masoor or split moong dal,yummy !!

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  9. hi suja, this dish is great with rice and roti.. love to see your pic, makes a person feel hungry. must check the beet greens, not sure if we have them over here. we have imported beets , have a nice day

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  10. Never tried making anything with beet greens. Loved the dal will try it !!

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  11. New n innovative... Sounds great...

    Event: Dish name starts with M

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  12. Looks delicious and appealing, sounds new to me...

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  13. Comfort gravy for chapathy. Nice to know about beet greens.

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  14. Colorful and yummy.. Wonderful recipe

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  15. Yumm,super healthy dal..Never tried beet greens yet.

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  16. Hi Suja Manoj,

    Beet greens dal looks delicious ,

    and it is nice match to hot rice too :)

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  17. A very healthy and delicious dal...

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  18. very nice.. I didn't know we could have beet leaves.. I used to throw them .. your curry looks spicy and delicious

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  19. fabulous recipe. looks so mouthwatering and healthy.

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  21. Colorful and healthy dal..

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  22. I generally make a dry vege with it.......similar to daal palak......this is very innovative......will try soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Nice recipe Suja..very tempting curry...

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  24. Never tried this way.Looks nice & must be a good combo for roti..
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  25. Healthy n delicious looking dal.

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  26. this dish is new to me.. great clicks!

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  27. oh my goodness..I love to taste this now..
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. wow healthy n delicious curry....yummy

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