Sabzi Daal

Healthy combination of Lentil and vegetables or a good utilization of leftover vegetables.

Sabzi Daal at


1/3 cup moong dal (split yellow gram) 
1/3 cup toovar (arhar) dal 
1/3 cup masoor dal (split red lentils) 
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) 
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 
6 to 8 curry leaves 
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing) 
1 green chilli, chopped 
1 onion, chopped 
2 teaspoons ginger-green chilli paste 
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste 
1 large tomato, finely chopped 
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 
1 cup mixed vegetables ( capsicum, carrots, peas), finely chopped 
1 tablespoon oil 
Salt to taste 

For the garnish 
2 tablespoons chopped coriander


Wash and pressure cook the dals together with 2 cups of water till the dals are tender. Keep aside. 
Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the cuury leaves and asafoetida. 
Add the green chilli and onion saute for 3 to 4 minutes. 
Add the ginger-green chilli paste, garlic paste and tomato and saute for 3 to 4 more minutes. 
Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and mixed vegetables and mix well.
Add the dals and salt and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. 
Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot. 


You can use any left-over vegetable or curry instead of the mixed vegetables. This way you will have a different flavour each time. 

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