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Mustard Greens Dal

| March 13, 2013 Comment

mustard-greens dal

Mustard Greens Dal is a healthy vegetarian/vegan lentil soup. This is a great way to include these greens in your vegetarian diet. Mustard greens are great for lowering cholesterol.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup chana dal (yellow lentils)
  • 3 cups mustard greens (sarson), chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes, cut into big cubes
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • Asafoetida powder (hing), a pinch
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 2 red chillies, broken into a few pieces
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped


  1. Cook the chana dal in the pressure cooker with 1 1/4 cups water for 3-4 whistles.
  2. In a saucepan, boil the mustard greens and ginger with 2 cups water and salt until tender.
  3. Remove from heat. Mash and add the chana dal and salt as needed.
  4. Heat oil in a small pan for the seasoning. Add the asafoetida, turmeric, mustard and cumin seeds and fry until they start to pop. Add the red chillies and fry for a second. Add the red chilli powder and cilantro and fry for a few seconds and pour over the mustard greens dal.
  5. Let the dal come to a boil and remove.
  6. Serve the mustard greens dal with rice or roti.

Category: Dals and Soups, Dals and Soups - No-Onion No-Garlic, Vegan Dals and Soups

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