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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sheem Diye Moong Dal (Broad Beans and Lentils)

                            
                                                   Wishing You The Best In 2012


At the beginning let me wish my readers, fellow Bloggers and Visitors a Happy and Prosperous 2012. May all your wishes and aspirations be fulfilled in the current year. As for me after a break of few days I am back to blogging , but this time around I am starting the year on a healthy note by posting a lentil recipe which is not only delicious in taste but also comforting to the body as well. It is called as Sheem Diye Moong Dal ( Broad Beans & lentils) which is highly popular amongst Bengali community. The beauty of this dish is that the Moong dal retains it's flavor amongst all the added vegetables particularly sheem. And since this vegetable sheem is available only for a short period of time during winter, I recommend that you try it out at least once this season. And as always your feedback and encouragement is what makes me go on, so requesting you to keep on posting your comments and suggestions and I promise to respond accordingly. 

                                          This is how broad beans look like(Picture courtesy here )
Ingredients:
1 cup Moong dal
200 gms Broad Beans
1 big red Carrot
1/4 cup Cauliflower florets
1/4 Green peas
1 tsp grated Ginger
2 Bay leaves
2 Red whole chilly
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Panch phoron (Bengali special spice: mixture of five spices-aniseed, cumin, fenugreek, mustard and nigella)
Salt and sugar to taste
4-5 cups of Water
2 tbsp Ghee


Method:
In a kadhai (wok)dry roast moong dal till you get nice aroma on medium heat. When the colour starts changing, turn off the gas and wash the dal thoroughly.
Wash and chop all the vegetables into bite-sized chunks and keep aside.
Put the moong dal on boil with turmeric, salt and water on gas stove. Simmer until dal is half cooked (to fasten the process you can also do the same with pressure cooker). Add the vegetables according to their cooking time. Add more water if required and cook till all the vegetables are cooked and tender. The consistency should be medium.Add sugar, stir well and remove from heat.
                                     
In a separate pan add ghee and add panch phoron,  red chillies and fry until it begins to splutter. Add bay leaves, ginger and stir for a second. Add this to the dal and mix well. Serve hot with rice. 
                                         

40 comments:

  1. looks really very healthy ...never tried these combo together ...the tadka is looking mouthwatering

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  2. Daal looks really hearty..my family is not fond of this broad beans but I love it to the core..and your post reminds me that I have not made it from long.

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  3. YUm Yum Yummy, I just love broad beans and sure the curry makes me craving now..

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  4. wow...yummy recipe...ofcourse healthy too

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  5. Never made this combo...looks appetizing.....

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  6. Happy New Year! Wish you a wonderful 2012 :-) This lentil soup seems very healthy but also looks tasty! I don't eat lentils much but this one I would love to eat! Happy Blogging!

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  7. Beans curry looks absolutely delicious,yum combo

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  8. The curry looks rich and healthy!

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  9. I feel soo hungry after seeing this...yummyy.

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  10. Lovely curry and the red chili on top adds feather to the crown.

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  11. Happy new year. Looks delicious. These beans are called ghavda in marathi and avrikai in kannada.

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  12. delish curry, Deepa! I could trade this with my butter chicken in a heartbeat..

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  13. Delicious..Yummy one to try it asap

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  14. Yummy.. its been a while since I had broad beans... that second pic is sooo tempting!

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  15. Looks delicious and sure a comfortable one. Happy new year

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  16. Super Delish Dal -Broadbeans combo curry.Yummy!

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  17. I've learned a new way to cook broad beans! Super like!

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  18. Delicious Dal Deepa. Wishing you and family a Happy and Prosperous New year.

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  19. This looks delicious! Would be lovely with bread too!
    Happy New Year and wish you a wonderful 2012!!

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  20. Thats such a delicious dish.

    Wishing you a very happy and successful 2012 :-)

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  21. lipsmacking combo....love d inviting cliks deepa..
    wishing you a fantastic 2012..
    keep rocking..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. have never tried this, but looks yum!
    Happy New Year!

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  23. Healthy combo and looks so yum! May this new year bring more joy and happiness !

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  24. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Beautiful preparation of dal and very healthy too. Looks yummy.

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  25. Hi, looks very yummy n comfy...perfect for winters. Happy new year to you too as well...
    Gouri

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  26. Definitely a fingerlicking dal,super tempting and delicious.

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  27. very new n delicious recipe dear.

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  28. Happy New Year! This looks healthy and delicious. Just what I need right now:)

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  29. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious dal....

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  30. i just make thoran or stir fry with these beans..nice to see a different style

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  31. I never made broad beans in such a way...this looks so good with rice...love the addition of veggies!

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  32. Delish Mungdal curry.Its done good with rice.Yummlicious Clicks.

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