3 October 2014

Simple Petha Dal

A simple to make and delicious dal using white pumpkin.
White Pumpkin, also known as Petha (North) or Poosani (South), has many health benefits, ranging from anti-inflammatory properties that help arthritic conditions, improving the overall immune system, anti-ageing properties and also claimed to be anti-depressant!!

Try this simple dal which tastes excellent with rice and roti alike...

                                                                    PETHA DAL

Ingredients :

White Pumpkin (Petha) - 2 cups (chopped)
Moong dal (split green gram) - 1/2 cup
Chana Dal (Bengal gram) - 1 tbsp
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Green Chilies - 2 (slit)
Jeera (cumin seeds)  -1 tsp
Rai (Mustard seeds) - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Dhaniya (coriander seeds) powder - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Dhaniya leaves for garnishing

Method : 

1. Cook the chopped pumpkin and washed moong and chana dals, along with haldi in a pressure cooker till done.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add jeera, followed by mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add the slit green chilies.

3. Tip in the cooked pumpkin and dals and add salt to taste. Add the dhaniya powder and mix again.

4. Let cook for 5 minutes and finally add the lemon juice. Remove and transfer to serving bowl.
Garnish with dhaniya leaves.


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