Friday, August 6, 2010

Gujarati Dal Panchvati OR Mixed 5 Lentils Soup

Know What U Eat: Lentils are one of the healthiest sources of plant based protein around in addition to their other nutritional benefits. The high protein content of lentil has not gone unrecognized by the vegetarian community. A one hundred gram serving of this legume has around twenty-six grams of protein. Although rich in amino acids, the standard building blocks of protein, it does lack two essential amino acids, isoleucine and lysine. This means that other protein foods with these missing amino must to be added to the diet to form a complete protein. This can be accomplished by eating lentils with brown rice or another protein rich grain. A single serving of lentils provides sixty percent of the daily quota for iron, a mineral that vegetarians often lack sufficient quantities of. If you're vegetarian, lentils should be a standard in your diet. Most people don't get enough heart healthy fiber in their diet and lentils provide an easy way to add fiber. The same soluble fiber found in lentils also helps to moderate blood sugar levels and promote digestive health. "Gujarati Panchavati Dal" is a simple way of incorporating everyday protein to your diet. Goes directly to Sara's Corner, where she is hosting Think Spice-Garam Masala & Side Dish Show Down, hosted by Cinnamon Girl, also to Nayna's - Flavors of Gujarat



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Ingredients:
1/4 C moong dal (split yellow moong bean lentil)
1/4 C masoor dal (split red lentil)
1/4 C tur dal (split pigeon peas)
1/4 C urad dal (split black gram lentil)
1/4 C chana dal (split chickpea lentil)
2 Onions, finely chopped (optional)
3 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1" Ginger piece, minced fine
4 pods garlic, minced (optional)
1 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp red chilli powder (add acc.to taste)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Some chopped, cilantro
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp canola/olive
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Few Thai or Indian green chillies, slitted
Few curry leaves
Few pinches, Asafoetida

Method:
1.  Mix all of these dals add some water & pressure cook it upto 2 whistles, OR pour hot water and cook on stove, untill soft. Keep aside.
2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter, then add cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. 
3. Now add chopped onions, ginger, garlic & tomatoes. Cook a little untill onions are translucent.
4. Add boiled dals, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, and bring it to one quick boil.
5. Finally add freshly squeezed lemon juice & cilantro.
Enjoy this multi-legume dal with steamed basmati rice / Roasted butter roti/naan.

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39 comments:

shanthi said...

Panchwati looks cute

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love this dal with simple rice and pickle! yummy!

Kiran said...

5 lentil soup looks very delicious.

I started an event with wholefoods and the current theme is "barley".Would love to see your delicious entries for the event.
Thank you.

Priti said...

Daal looks delicious...love the pic...I do mix daal too :)...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

You know what? I had lentil soup on the day I found I was pregnant. I was feeling nauseous and for some reason was put off by the soup and am yet to have a soup made out of lentil. I am going to work on changing that and this might be the one to do it. With 5 different dhal, it is sure to win my heart!

Sukshma said...

Delicious and nutritious! I eat this dal by itself, like a soup sometimes, and love it!

Mriganayani said...

One of my favs - love to just eat this with roti or some hot rice! Looks awesome!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

darling so so drooling pics...love panch dal..we make the same way just with loads of garlic....my mouth is watering..send me some

Rachana Kothari said...

I make this dal exactly the same way. This delicious dal, some rice is all I need for dinner today :-)

Sayantani said...

love mixed dals as that gives the dish a nice flavour. daal panchwati looks amazing. bookmarking it for making dinner tomorrow night.

lata raja said...

I am making this ASAP! Rather it should read ASAISDTC - As soon as I shut down this computer :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

healthy and lip-smacking:)

Apu said...

Dal looks delicious!!

Suman Singh said...

dal is such a comfort food at my house..I make this somewhat in similar way...looks yummie!

FoodLovers said...

Hi Muskaan How r u doing Long time no see .. ur dal looks tempting dear ..
i would love to have this with Rasama and Pickle combo ..

Vivarjitha said...

i've eaten this dal many times....but it was really gud at a restaurant in Delhi..very tasty!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Muskaan
I'm always on a look out for new preparation of dals and this looks so yummy:-)I always like the taste of mixed dals..Looks delicious
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suma Rowjee said...

Love to try out varieties in dal. looks yum..

SpicyTasty said...

wow! I love the dal. Looks so good. Will sure try and let u know..

rekhas kitchen said...

This one is a perfect comfort meal with rice or roti for me looks delicious... nice pic.

Pari said...

Love this dal with plain rice and some ghee, nothing to beat it's simplicity.

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..Dal looks delicious..

PS said...

i love this dal very much.. yummy looking pics..

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice yummy dal.

Mansi said...

This is a pretty staple Dal in my house too...nice blend of flavors, and nutritious to the root:)

btw, I'm hosting a Magic Bullet giveaway on my blog, and it'd be great if you could participate!

Leena said...

Very nutricious indeed!yummy..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very nutritious and excellent looking dal!!!

Turmericnspice said...

nothing like daal..and gujrati daal is always a blockbuster

J said...

a bowl full of protien..

Angie's Recipes said...

Very delicious dal dish! This is just wonderful for any time of the year.

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Dal looks healthy and easy to make.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Thanks for sending your wonderful dish to the Showdown! This looks delicious! And very healthy.

RV said...

This is a brilliant choice for my dieting. I can have them without rice or roti..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

My mum used to love this dal and specialy with churma na ladoo..and we love it too..family fav...so healthy...

Parita said...

My mom makes in a similar way , sounds delicious!!!

Srivalli said...

That is a neat one..I always love this dal..

Joanne said...

I absolutely adore lentils! Thanks for telling me all about how healthy they are...great dish.

simply.food said...

What a wonderful and tasty looking dhal,Many thanks for your entry.

 
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