Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beetroot Dal

         I was really bored of having normal dal and wanted to try something different.When is found this in Priti's blog i was really bowled over it and wanted to try as i got beetroot in my pantry and wanted to finish it off.But i was not able to take step wise pictures as i prepared in the morning hurry.


Beetroot 1 medium size
Onion 1 no
Tomato 1 no
Toor dal 2 tbsp
Ginger(optional) 1/2 inch
Garlic(finely chopped) 2-3 pods
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Redchilli powder 3/4 tsp
Dhania powder 1/2-1 tsp
Green Chillies(optional) 1-2 nos
Salt Req
Coriander leaves Few

Seasoning :

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Hing 1 generous pinch
Oil Req

Method :

1.Chop beetroot,onion and tomato.Boil the beetroot,dal .
2.Bring the dal to room temperature and mash it and keep aside.
3.In a wok do the seasoning with the items given in seasoning column.Now add finely chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies.After few seconds add the chopped onion and fry till transparent.
4.Now add the chopped tomato and fry till the tomato becomes mushy.
5.Then add the dry powders and fry till the oil oozes out.
6.Now add the boiled beetroot,dal and enough water and salt.After the dal boils nicely put off the fire and garnish with coriander leaves.Have with hot rice,ghee and appalams.

Notes :

1.I used the boiled water of beetroot to prepare the dal.

Sending this to Priya's bookmarked recipes.

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Prathibha said...

nice n colorful dal...looks delicious..:)

revathi said...

Thanks for sending it for the event... lovely combo of beet and dhal.. It is a must try dish:)

Santosh Bangar said...

very nutritious dal with beetroot

soujanya said...

Vowww!!Dal lokks pinky pink:)nutritious n colourful dear....definitely will gve a try..

Ramya said...

I must say that is a great idea:-) Beetroot dal..looks soo colorful..i have to try it!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious dal,i have tried many of her recipes...this luks very tempting.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice colorful dhal...

sangee vijay said...

wow...lovely combo..looks so delicious n colorful..

aipi said...

Such a wonderful color ~ fab recipe n thanks for sharing :)

ANU said...

awesome color dal...love it!

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & inviting dal!!!!
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Priti said...

Glad that you tried and liked it ...looks yum ..I love this dal

Neha said...

This one looks so nice and healthy...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Hi Sudha, wow what a great color, I guess I need to throw in beetroot in dal to give a kick to it and my son would love the color :)

Thanks for sending it to bookmarked event dear. But, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. We are not allowing recipes from memories or some friend anymore as this is a "bookmarked" recipe event. Hope it makes sense. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.

Babli said...

Very innovative and unique recipe. Dal looks colourful, delicious and very good for health.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

We make at home.. i love this dish.. Such a comfort food and healthy one too..

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow such an good way to use beetroot apart from curry n kottu..

Vardhini said...

Love the color of the dal .. the luscious red :)

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Ramya said...

never tried beetroot this way...looks very good...you have a wonderful blog !!! thanks for visiting mine and for your comment. Where do you stay in bangalore? I was in bangalore for almost 7 yrs...

Vatsala. said...

Hi dear,
I liked the addition of beets in dal. Thanks for linking it to Friday potluck. Try to join the potluck friday.
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So so yummy! Wish I have this with rice steaming hot!

Sudha Sabarish said...

Thank u friends for ur nice comments.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow... simply yumm.. beetroot with dhal is a lovely combo...
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