Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mustard Greens Daal

Mustard Greens add a peppery, pungent flavor to recipes in which they are featured.They provide excellent amounts of 9 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein.They help promote lung and cardiovascular system health.They also provide a vital role in woman's health in the phase of menopause.
Mustard greens originated in the Himalayan region of India and have been grown and consumed for more than 5,000 years.While India, Nepal, China and Japan are among the leading producers of mustard greens, a significant amount of mustard greens are grown in the United States as well.This is a very simple yet tasty recipe of Mustard Greens Daal.
Mustard greens finely chopped - 1 bunch
Green gram Dal - 1 cup
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Onion finely chopped- 1
Curry leaves - 5 leaves
Garlic fnely chopped - 3 cloves
Tomato finely diced- 1/2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil - 4 tsp

1.Soak Green gram dal overnight and pressure cook them and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a deep sauce pan and splutter mustard, dry red chillies,asafoetida powder, jeera and curry leaves.
3.Next add onions and garlic and fry them nicely.
4.Now add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, little salt,water and Mustard Greens.To this add chilli powder.Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.
5.Then add the dal and cook for another 10 minutes.Add more water if needed.
1.Goes well with chapathi and rice.
2.Can also be made with Moong dal.

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