Lentils with Mixed Greens & Mango |Mixed Greens Mango Dal

Mixed greens dal is a no onion, no garlic, healthy and delicious side dish to enjoy with roti, chapati or rice. It is a quick and easy side dish prepared with toor dal, mixed leafy greens like spinach, amaranth, chukkakura (sorrel leaves or khatta spinach), tomato and raw mango.. cooked together and seasoned. A healthy and nutrition rich dish tastes great as a side dish for any Indian flat breads like masala jowar roti, buttermilk poori, bottle gourd roti, mint paratha, green onion paratha and steamed hot rice and rice rava upma.

Dal, rice, roti or chapati and subzi are staple foods in every Indian household. Growing up in South India, mine was no different, and I’ve carried on the tradition with my own family. I love the ease of making this simple, rustic meal almost everyday. Rice and dal can be ready in a trice, hassle free and nutritious…

Spinach, amaranth and sorrel leaves are loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants. Eating amaranth and other leafy greens everyday will get you out from anemia and iron problems. Amaranth leaves are said to be the best leaves of all. If cooked with dal, it provides more protein, and energy than any meat. It is advisable to take leafy greens everyday in your diet.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

How to make Mixed Greens Mango Dal

PREP TIME: 5 MINS

COOK TIME: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS

COURSE: SIDES

CUISINE: SOUTH INDIAN

SERVES : 4

Ingredients

toor dal – 3/4 cupred chilli powder – 1 tsp
chukka koora (sorrel leaves) – 1/4 cupgreen chillies – 6 (adjust to the spice level)
spinach – 1 cupturmeric – 1/2 tsp
thotakoora (amaranth leaves) – 1 cupsalt – 1.5 – 2 tsp
raw mango – 1 cup, cubedoil – 5 tsp
tomato – 1tamarind – 1 sm piece

Instructions

  1. Rinse dal and add the dal to a pressure cooker along with a pinch of turmeric powder and 1.5-2 cups water. You can also cook the lentils in an instant pot.
  2. In a kadai or thick bottomed pan, heat 1.5 tablespoon oil or ghee. Add 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram.
  3. Add curry leaves, 2 red chillies and green chillies. sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Now add cubed mango and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomato or a little tamarind piece. Cook 1-2 mins.
  6. Add red chilli powder, salt. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
  7. Add chopped leaves. Mix well and cook for 1 min.
  8. Add cooked dal and little water to get desired consistency. Mix well and cook for 5 mins or till the dal boils.
  9. Turn off the flame and mash the dal with a potato masher or a muddler.
  10. You may add additional seasonings also by heating a little oil or ghee and sauté few garlic pods.
  11. Serve hot or warm with rice or roti, poori, chapathi, buttermilk poori, jowar roti, thappilent, masala jowar roti, bottle gourd roti, rice rava upma,

Tips

  1. You can use any combination of leaves and adjust quantities as you like.
  2. This recipe can also be made in Instant Pot as a one pot recipe.

Step by step photo instructions

  1. Rinse dal and add the dal to a pressure cooker along with a pinch of turmeric powder and 1.5-2 cups water. You can also cook the lentils in an instant pot.

2. In a kadai or thick bottomed pan, heat 1.5 tablespoon oil or ghee. Add 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram.

3. Add curry leaves, 2 red chillies and green chillies. sauté for 1 minute.

4. Now add cubed mango and cook for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add tomato or a little tamarind piece. Cook 1-2 mins.

6. Add red chilli powder, salt. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.

7. Add chopped leaves. Mix well and cook for 1 min.

8. Add cooked dal and little water to get desired consistency. Mix well and cook for 5 mins or till the dal boils.

9. Turn off the flame and mash the dal with a potato masher or a muddler.

10. You may add additional seasonings also by heating a little oil or ghee and sauté few garlic pods.

11. Serve hot or warm with rice or roti, poori, chapathi, buttermilk poori, jowar roti, thappilent, masala jowar roti, bottle gourd roti, rice rava upma,

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