Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Parsley Dal (Lentils)

          Few weeks back, when I bought this big bunch of parsley, I didn't have a clue where to use it or how to use it, yet I got it, thanks to food blogging. But now, I think I can do at least a couple of dishes with it like the potato parsley parathas, parsley pilaf and now this dal. I used chana dal or bengal gram dal in this, which is very diabetic friendly because of its low glycemic index and also parsley is a good source of fiber. It tasted great, a nice combination with both rice or rotis..

Need To Have
  • Chana Dal - 1 cup
  • Chopped Parsley - 1/2 cup and some more to garnish
  • Red Pepper Or Capsicum - 1 big chopped
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves chopped
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves - 2

          Pressure cook the chana dal with the turmeric powder. Heat oil, add the cloves and cumin seeds, once the spluttering stops add the onion and garlic till the raw smell goes. Then add the tomatoes, saute for a couple of mins, add the capsicum and 1/2 cup parsley, saute for some more time. Add the chilli, coriander and the cumin powder, mix for some more time, add the cooked dal and some water. Simmer for 5 more mins and add the garam masala and the remaining parsley, mix and switch off. The dal was very flavorful, and went perfectly well with the rotis.

Sending it to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
                to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                to Zesty Palette for Vidhya's Love Lock Series - Legumes event,
                to Taste Of Pearl City for the Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy event,
                to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event and
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the Vegan Diet - Only Plant Based event.

You can soak the chana dal for a couple of hours and cook it in a pot instead of pressure cooking. 
Can leave out the garlic and add ginger or use both.

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  1. What a hearty and delicious dal. Perfect with a bowl of steamed rice.

  2. Dal looks delicious. Liked the twist of adding parsley.. Awesome clicks by the way.. Looks very good. :)

  3. Interesting Dal!!Looks great :) Loved the parsley

  4. Such a tempting dal. Would be perfect with some rice :-)

  5. looks delicious. and its a healthy dal too. nice recipe

  6. wow...superb way of lentil preperation...yummy

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  8. Comfort dal..tempting and flavorful,nice one

  9. Never tried dal with parsley...very comforting dish!!

  10. This will be perfect with hot hot rice.Nice post :)

  11. Delicious I love the addition of parsely in there. Thanks for sharing the Healthy delicious dish to Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  12. i am yet to develop a taste for parsley.. love the clicks & ha ha about test comment.. it doenst slow me to say so with an extra o and i landed with zoo healthy :D

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

  13. Never tried vth parsley...very tasty dish n perfect with hot rice!!

  14. never tried lentil with parsely..different one..taste is also different..

  15. Interesting, delicious & tempting dal!!! You have won the giveaway Hema! Congrats!!! Please check this link for details. (http://teenzyummydelights.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-carrot-cupcakes.html)

  16. Gonna try this out, my boyfriend loves Dal! Thanks for the recipe :)


  17. wow..superb.I have to appreciate your photography :) really you are a good photographer.

  18. Parsley and dal sounds an interesting combo. Lovely click and thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Legumes
    Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi

  19. A very nice tempting recipe.Healthy as well as tasty !

  20. The addition of parsley and capsicum is very interesting twist to this dal. Beautiful clicks :)

  21. This looks very yummy!! I loved the recipe.

  22. I don´t love lentil but this beautiful presentation make me want some of it.


  23. looks so delicious n very intertesing dish

  24. Dal is a staple in our house...a yummy recipe

  25. Delicious n healthy dal recipe, love the presentation.

  26. This looks so hearty and delicious, and nutritious too! The spices sound just wonderful.

  27. i have never cooked indian dish with parsely.. this looks nice

  28. Wow.. very nice combination. So many diff variety of using Parsley. I have had situations where I would use half or so and think what to do with rest.! thnx again for linking up

  29. This looks wonderful! I love all of those spices, I can imagine how tasty this would be! I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love you to come and post this recipe. Just stop by my blog on Sunday - the link will be up!

    I hope to see you there:)

  30. so unique and wonderful combo !! super comfort food !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

  31. I have never prepared Daal with Parsley... shall try soon for sure... Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)