Tuesday, January 20, 2015


#CorianderLentil : Generally coriander is used for garnishing and for its nice aroma. How many of us know that #Corianderleaf is packed with nutrients especially iron, Vitamin A & Vitamin C. It helps anemic patients to improve their health. Unlike green leafy vegetables everyone likes coriander leaves. So these leaves can be used  abundantly in our daily diet.
Here comes a very easy lentil done with coriander leaves.

Coriander Lentil [ Coriander dhal ]

Ingredients :
1/2 CupGreen gram split
a pinchTurmeric powder
1/3 CupCoriander leaves chopped
1Onion, chop nicely
2 or 3Green chilly, split lengthwise
1Tomato, chop nicely
6 - 8Curry leaves
1/2 TspMustard seeds
1 TspBlack gram split
1 pinchAsafoetida powder
1Red chilly
1 TspOil
1 TspPepper cumin coarsely ground powder

Method :
Take green gram split in a pressure cooker.
Add a pinch of turmeric powder & 3/4 cup water and close the lid with weight on.
Pressure cook for one whistle and then reduce the flame to Sim.
Keep at Sim for 5 minutes.
Open the cooker only after it ran out of steam.

Keep a kadai with oil on a stove over medium flame.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add red chilly pieces and black gram split.
When black gram turns golden color, add curry leaves, asafoetida, green chilly and onion in the order.
Saute till onion becomes translucent.
Now add chopped tomato and saute for 3 minutes.
Then add cooked green gram and turmeric powder.
Add 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil.
Finally add chopped coriander leaves and salt.
Cook for three minutes or until the leaves turn soft.
Add black pepper cumin powder before turning off the stove.
Now the aroma comes from boiling lentil invites you to have it immediately with hot rice!!
Tasty and healthy coriander lentil is ready.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

Coriander Lentil [ Coriander dhal ] Coriander Lentil [ Coriander dhal ]

Take hot rice in a plate and pour a big ladle full of prepared coriander lentil.
Mix well with hand adding a dash of ghee.
Relish with sambar or any dry curry/stir fry of your choice.
Coriander lentil also goes well with chappathy/roti and Pulav.