Sunday, June 24, 2012

Masala Vegetable Dal

Dal, one of the very common ingredients used in Indian cooking. This masala vegetable dal is simple to make, but very different from the usual dal we make. Any vegetables of your choice can be used. This can be had with hot white rice, with a teaspoon of ghee in it and just mix this masala. It tastes very delicious. You can have with chapathis or rotis even. Having dal daily in usual way, this will be very different and tastes even more delicious. Adding vegetables to the dal makes it even more healthier.


Dal - 1/2 cup (cooked)
Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Peas, Potato) - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 or 3 (slitted)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Dhania/Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp

a) Cook any dal of your choice like toor dal, moong dal or masoor dal and keep it aside.
b) Cut any vegetables to equal size.


1) Heat a pan and add ghee. Also add mustard seeds and let it start to splutter. Then add the cumin seeds and  chopped onion.

2) Saute the onions until it becomes translucent. Now add ginger garlic paste.

3) Now add the tomato and green chillies.

4) Saute it for about 2 minutes and add the dry powders (turmeric powder, chilli powder and corriander powder)

5) Mix it well and add the cut vegetables.

6) Saute the vegetables and add about 2 cups of water and necessary salt.

7) Let it cook until the vegetables become tender.

8) Now add the cooked dal.

9) Leave it to boil for about 2 to 3 minutes and become thick.

Spicy and delicious masala vegetable dal is ready to taste.


  1. I love this recipe! Now at Summer time it's really hard for me to eat heavy food so this dish looks just the right one for me :)
    Thanks for sharing, dear Kavitha.


  2. Yummmy and very healthy with all the veggies :)

  3. Very Healthy Dal and gud for kids to serve thm with veggies..thanks for following my space Kavita, but i don't see u in my fren's try n join again..thanks ..

    1. Somehow missed Avika, I got some error while I did, then forgot about it...sorry for I have joined ur space :)
      Do visit my space again....

  4. nice idea to add mixed veggies to dal...looks so delicious!!
    Spicy Treats

  5. very healthy and comforting dal . love it

  6. Healthy dish kavitha...As i am a vegetarian...i use to search new recipes using vegetables...ur blog is very useful for me..your recipes are simple as well as easy to make...thanks for sharing...and keep sharing dear..

  7. So nutritious & delicious


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