Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Super Bowl (Veggie Lentil Curry with Jeera Rice)

Veggie and Lentil Curry

Hi guys!! I know I know , I have been as bad as ever. Neglecting my blog again for days now. Just got caught up doing other things (like playing Farmville!!) . But now I am back and have something wonderful to share. Wonderful yet very very simple to make , but very nutritious ,mind you. I made this dish just 2 days back. Got the recipe from a diet magazine and the picture in it was so good that I had to make it immediately.
This dish is perfect for those days when you have the middle of the week dinner blues and can't think of what to put on the dinner table that day. Well this ones a winner. It's fast to cook and very little washing up to do later as it can all be eaten from a single bowl.

What you need:
2 medium onions chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup of uncooked masoor dal (split red lentils)
1 cup of green beans cut into pieces
1 cup of cauliflower florets
1/2 cup of green peas
1 tblspn each of garlic and ginger paste
1 heaped tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin
1 tblspn hot curry powder
1 tspn chilly powder (more if you like)
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
Oil to cook
coriander to garnish


Heat about 3 to 4 tblspns of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds first. When they begin to splutter add the cumin and fry for about 30 secs.
Next add the onions and the ginger- garlic pastes and fry well
Add to this the curry powder, chilly powder and turmeric
Now add the lentils and the vegetables, salt and 3 to 4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to simmer.
Cover and cook until the veggies are cooked and the lentils are mushy. The beans take the longest to cook , so if they have cooked , rest assured that the rest of the veggies have cooked.
Adjust the seasoning according to your taste and garnish with chopped coriander

Have this curry with a rice of your choice. I made simple jeera rice and  just made a salad to go with it. It makes  a quick and power packed supper with minimum hassle.

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Umm Mymoonah said...

So good to see your post after a long time Anu, rice and curry looks simply delicious.

Tee said...

This is exactly what we need today! Loved the picture...feel like just picking up the bowl. :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely bowl of rice. Nice recipe. YUM! YUM!

Parita said...

Such a sweet presentation :-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Anupama, that lentil curry and jeera rice sound like a wonderful combo.

I wish, I was in UK to get to that graze box, I love the idea of it.

Anupama said...

Thanks so much all of you for such lovely and heartfelt comments and coming over to Food-n-More inspite of my long absences. It is very encouraging and motivating to keep blogging

Lyndsey said...

This looks so good and such a nice mid-week meal. I like how healthy it is too!