DAL - SAGGA

DAL - SAGGA

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Red lentils (masoor dal) 1/2 cups

  • Red/ green chawlai or spinach, finely chopped 1 cups

  • Onion, finely chopped 1 nos

  • Tomato, finely chopped 1 nos

  • Garlic, cloves 6 nos

  • Ginger,grated 1 tsp

  • Chilly powder 1/4 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp

  • Dry red chilly 2 nos

  • Mustard oil 2 tbsp

  • Clarify butter/pure ghee 1 tsp

  • Lemon slice(optional) 1-2 nos

  • Salt ,to taste 1 pinch

Directions

  • 01

    Wash lentils (masoor dal) properly with running water

  • 02

    Put lentil, turmeric powder, salt and 1 1/4 cup water in pressure cooker

  • 03

    Cook it till two whistles

  • 04

    Cool it down naturally

  • 05

    Heat a heavy bottom kadai on high flame

  • 06

    Add oil and ghee together in kadai

  • 07

    Reduce heat on medium flame

  • 08

    Crack cumin seeds and dry chilly for 30 seconds

  • 09

    Now add garlic, onion and ginger one by one in oil

  • 10

    Fry till onion changes in pink colour

  • 11

    Now add tomato, chilly powder and cook for 2 minutes

  • 12

    Then add chopped saag , 2 pinch of salt and cook for 5 -7 minutes with lid on low flame

  • 13

    Now add cooked dal, garam masala and stir very well

  • 14

    Cook it for 2 minutes

  • 15

    Little hot water can be added at this point as your preference because it becomes thick very soon

  • 16

    After adding water boil for another 2 min

  • 17

    Serve this healthy and flavourful dal with hot chapati or steamed rice

  • 18

    More ghee or lemon juice can be added for extra flavour

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