Now that the winter is settling in and fresh greens are becoming scarce mustard leaves are a great option to provide us the warmth for the winter.The famous dish sarson ka saag is made with these.This dish is a simple and warm dal using mustard leaves and taste amazing.
Calories Per Serving
Approximately 169 per serving
Ingredients: 1 cup Masoor Dal 4 cups tightly packed Mustard leaves/Sarson chopped 1 small onion chopped 8-12 green chillies slit lengthwise 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon of tamarind paste 2 teaspoons oil pinch sugar/jaggery optional 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1teaspoon cumin seeds 4 red chillies split into two pieces 5 garlic cloves 1 curry leaves stem 1 pinch asafetida
1.Take the thotakura and lentils, salt,freen chili and onion in a pressure cooker add 3 cups water and tamarind and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles and turn off the stove. The dal should be slightly thicker and not flowy.If it is very liquidy open the lid and let simmer for a few more minutes.
2.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter, add cumin seeds and saute 1/2 minute.Now add the curry leaves, turmeric, garlic, red chillies and hing and let curry leaves splutter.Add this mixture to the dal and stir and cook for 2 more minutes, adjust seasoning and turn off the stove.
Tips: If using sugar add it after the dal is cooked along with the tempering.