Mator Dal or Yellow Split Peas when cooked with vegetables like sweet red radish, yellow pumpkin and baby potatoes takes on a whole new avtaar. This recipe is from a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed this heart warming dal
Mator Dal with Sabji/Split YellowPeas with Vegetables
Wash and cook 1 & 1/4 cup of Yellow Split Peas in the pressure cooker with a little turmeric. About 5 mins at full pressure. You can also cook in a pot, only it will take some time.
In microwave cook 1/2 cup of chopped red radish, 1/2 cup of cubed pumpkin, 1/2 cup of tender-green cauliflower stalks. The stalks are optional, I did because I had some and my friend suggested I put them
In a deep bottomed pan heat 3 tsp of Oil + 1/2 tsp of Ghee
Temper with 1 tsp of Whole Cumin Seeds/Jeera, 2 cracked Dry Red Chilli and 10-12 methi seeds
When the spices splutter add the veggies and 3-4 slit green chillies
Fry for 3-4 minutes till you get a nice aroma of the veggies
Add the cooked Dal and mix well
Add salt and add water to get the desired consistency. Let the dal come to a boil
Just before taking off the heat add a little ghee. I did not add any this week but a little boosts the flavor
Garnish with lots of chopped coriander leaves
Update on June29th,2013: Today I cooked the same Motor Dal with Pumpkin and Edamame in pods. Also added some grated ginger towards the end. Awesome.