Recipe: Zucchini daal with mustard seeds

Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
September 15, 2009

Daal is one of my favourite indian dishes: it's a legume spiced soup made with every kind (and colour!) of lentils. This recipe uses many different daals, toor dal as main ingredient, channa dal and urid daal as spices along with mustard seeds.

If you are asking what's the folded crepe in the picture: it's a Besan ka cheela, posted yesterday.

Zucchini daal with mustard seeds

Zucchini daal with mustard seeds

Serves two:
100g toor dal
1 tbsp oil
1 pinch of turmeric
400ml water

1 tbsp oil
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urid dal
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
4 curry leaves

1 zucchini
1 tomato
1 green chili
1 tsp sambar powder
100ml water

Cook the toor dal: heat 1 tbsp of oil, then add the turmeric and the toor dal. Stir for a couple of minutes, then add 400ml of water and cook one hour.

Channa dal, urid dal, mustard seedsHeat 1 tbsp of oil in a pot and add channa dal, urid dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they turn golden add the grated zucchini, the peeled tomato cut into small cubes, the minced green chili, the sambar powder, the sale and 100ml of water.
When the zucchini is done add the cooked toor dal cotto, and cook a couple of minutes.

Sambar powderRead also:

How prepare homemade sambar powder.

I tried Madhuram's Zucchini daal. This goes to Poornima from Tasty Treats who's hosting Tried and Tasted, a monthly event started by Zlamushka.

Souper SundaysThis goes also to Deb from Kahakai Kitchen who's hosting the weekly event Souper Sundays.
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Author: DebinHawaii (URL)

I love daal--this looks really good. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays.

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