Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Healthy Dal

Today is the recipe for Kids too. Because its so healthy and tasty that kids will love it definitely. For kid its very difficult to feed them. Specially whenever you are trying to feed them something healthy foods.
I have a boy age of 2 and 1/2 years old. I know its very difficult to feed him fruit or any kind of vegetables which are very essential for him.

The age of 2-5 years are very crucial period to make a good food habit for the growing children. Because this is the time to boost their immune system. So its very urgent necessity that try to give your children more and more vegetables every day. One of them should has to be one green leafy vegetables item. Green leafy vegetables helps to purify blood as well as keep bowel system clear. Prevent constipation. You can find more info or nutritional benefits if you follow up those links, I mentioned above.

So today I included one dal recipe with vegetables. I like to prepare it because it makes me easy to feed my son. As I put here all nutritional vegetables in grated way or cut into small small pieces so its very easy to cook and feed with rice or roti/chapati for both. You can serve it without any rice or roti also. It has much more protein (In Red lentils/Masoor dal you will get same value of protein like a fish,means it has same amount of animal protein ) because of dal and other nutritional values because of vegetables. And easy to prepare also. Usually I make it in pressure cooker.That's why it keeps its nutritional value intact too. Of course I must say its tasty also. So back to the recipe .
Here is the ingredients and method for this recipe.


Masoor Dal/Red Lentils 1 cup
Carrots 1 medium Grated
Spinach Finely Chopped 1 cup
Beans Cut into small pieces
Green Peas 1/2 cup
Ginger Paste 1/2tsp
Garlic 1tsp
Green Chili 1 chopped (optional)
Oil 2 tbsp
Tomato chopped small pieces
Coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
Black Pepper powder/crushed
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Coriander seeds 1tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder 1tsp


Wash dal/lentils and keep aside.
Put pressure cooker onto the stove.
Heat oil and add cumin seeds,coriander seeds, Crushed black pepper saute till they turn into brown color.
Add Ginger and garlic paste.
Add asafoetida,turmeric powder and all the vegetables(except coriander leaves) cook for 1 min.
Add dal , required water and salt to taste.
Cover with lid.
Whistle for 6 to 8 times.
Put off the gas do not open until steam is there.
Open lid and add coriander leaves.
Serve with rice or roti or any other way you know.

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meenab said...

hi pinky

this looks perfect and healthy for kids

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Unknown said...

Thanks Meena... You liked it.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Fantastic dal, I also made like this way, but never used coriander seeds in it. Will try your version soon. Hats off to you dear, duto choto choto bachha niye blog er kaaj ki kore samlao? Really u r great.

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Unknown said...

Ha ha Sanoli I have only child. Its boy.No second child. Only one.


Healthy recipe..looks nice :)

Divya A said...

I make it almost similarly dear :) Sounds so delicious and yum :)
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Shanthi said...

Perfect an dhelathy

Satya said...

hey Nabanita,

Love this dal very healthy...chanced upon your blog . Happy to follow you : )

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Umm Mymoonah said...

Healthy and comfort dish, yummy!

Unknown said...

Thanks to every one. I cannot visit you by the time. because My laptop got virus. So its under repair... Hope I will be back soon.Plz co operate...Thanks.

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & inviting dal!!!
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Shobha said...

Hi Nabanita,
First time here..came thru Meena's blog (ur guest post)..glad to follow you and will go through your recipies leisurely.
Dal prepared in any way is always a comfort dish.
Do visit my blog sometime.

Asiya Omar said...

Very Healthy dish.

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