Greens Dahl


Greens Dahl

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March 29, 2017

Greens Dahl


Mustard greens - 1 bunch (finely chopped)

Green gram (Moong) Dal - 1 cup (mung bean, or you can substitute green lentil)

Onion - 1(finely diced, or bunch or scallions

Garlic - 2 cloves (finely minced)

Tomato - 1/2 (finely diced)

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp

Mustard - 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

Dry red chilly - 2

Curry leaves - 5 leaves

Salt - to taste

Oil - 4 tsp

Grated coconut - 2 tblsp


1Heat oil in a deep sauce pan and splutter mustard, dry red chillies and curry leaves.

2 Fry the onions and garlic until they begin to sweat.

3 Now add the green gram(moong) dal,chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, little salt and water.Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

4 In the meantime grind the grated coconut and cumin seeds to form a coarse paste and keep aside.

5 When the dal is half cooked, add the chopped mustard greens and cook for another 15 minutes or until the leaf becomes tender. Add more water as needed.

6 At this stage add the coconut paste, mix everything together and switch off.

7 Serve over rice.