Mixed Dal with Red Chard

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 1 - tomato
  • 2-3 - garlic, minced
  • 1 inch - ginger, grated
  • 1-2 - green chillies, thinly sliced (or as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp - each of red lentil (masoor), pigeon peas (tur), whole black gram (urad), Bengal gram (channa) and yellow lentils (moong)
  • 1 - cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 - cloves
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 1-2 tbsp - lemon juice (as per taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp - dill seeds (optional)
  • 1 bunch - red chard, washed and chopped

How to Make Mixed Dal with Red Chard

  • In a saucepan, in 1/2 tsp oil, add all the whole spices. Saute for few seconds until aromatic.
  • Add the onions and tomatoes along with salt, stir for 1 min and then add ginger and garlic.
  • Add the lentils (washed with cold water until clean).
  • Stir for few more minutes and then add about 3 cups of water (or vegetable stock) along with turmeric.
  • Close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until the lentils are almost soft.
  • Add the chopped chard, close the lid and cook until the greens have wilted.
  • Few minutes before serving, add the lemon juice.
  • Stir well and serve warm.
  • Recipe courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/