1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chilli , chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 eggplant, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 cup red lentils
1 cup home made vegetable stock
1 zucchini , sliced
1 large tomato, chopped
Coriander for garnish

Red Lentil And Vegetable Daal

PREP: 10-12 mins | TOTAL TIME: 40 mins
Groundnut Oil


1. Put oil , mustards seeds and chilli n sauté till mustard seeds crackle. Put the onion , garlic, carrot and eggplant into a pan and sauté. Add little bit of water to it. Cook for 5 minutes till the vegetables are tender.

2. Uncover and stir in the spices. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in the lentils and stock. Bring to a boil and add zucchini and tomato.

3. Cover and simmer gently for 20-25 minutes or till the lentils are cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Tip: Dal can be cooked separately with stock in a pressure cooker for upto 3 whistles.