Do you know what is the most comfort food in the world? Well, in our opinion, it is a bowl of hot piping lentil soup or dal with rice or roti. It is filled with all the protein you could ask for, not to mention its amazing taste. So, how would you react if we told you there was a new and different way to make your dal? Well, it is true. Today we will be going to discuss another variation of making your dal healthy and delicious. The name of this recipe is red chaulai with yellow moong dal. Let’s take a look at the ingredients.
- Red chaulai – 2 cups (finely chopped)
- Yellow moong dal – ½ cup (soaked for 3-4 hours)
- Tomatoes – ½ cup (chopped)
- Green chilly – 1 (chopped)
- Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
- Water – 2 cups
- Ghee/clarified butter – 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Garlic – 1 teaspoon (crushed)
- Dry red chili – 1 (broken into two pieces)
To make this easy-peasy recipe, you don’t have to do much. This simple comfort food requires minimal steps. So without wasting much time, let’s begin with the instructions.
- Take a pressure cooker and heat it
- Add chopped red chaulai and yellow moong dal
- Dal should be soaked for 3-4 hours beforehand
- Add tomato, green chilly, salt, and turmeric to it
- Add water and mix everything together
- Cover the lid and let it cook for 3-4 whistles
- Now open the lid
- Check whether everything is cooked well or not
- Take a saucepan and heat it
- Add ghee and cumin seeds
- Let it splutter
- Now add the garlic, dry red chili
- Add dal and chaulai mixture to it
- Mix everything well
- Cover it with a lid
- Let it cook for 2-3 minutes till all the spices are mixed
- And voila! Your dish is ready to be served and savor
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
The recipe you have just prepared is full of nutrients and full of health benefits. Let’s take a sneak peek at the health benefits of these ingredients.
Red chaulai/Amaranth leaves: As per their other leafy greens counterparts amaranth leaves are far more superior in nutrient content. These are packed with Vitamin A, K, and B along with some necessary minerals such as iron, potassium, etc. These contain antioxidants and phytonutrients which reduce inflammation in the body. The potassium present in red chaulai is great for cardiac health. It is also rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber which aids in digestion and is great for your gut health.
Tomatoes: This red beauty is loaded with antioxidants such as beta carotene and lycopene which protect our body from inflammation and our skin from sunburn. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A, C, K, and B9 which is very important, especially for pregnant women. It is rich in lycopene which reduces the risk of cancer in the body. It supports cardiac health by lowering blood pressure as it is rich in potassium.
So, that was all about this recipe. This dal is very easy to prepare and could be a perfect companion to chapati and rice in your meals. So give this recipe a try and we know that you will love it.