Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe )

A Parsi delicacy modified into a healthy and easy-to-make dal. Dhan means cereals and pulses, and saak means vegetables. These combine here to make a wholesome meal!

It is traditionally served with Brown Rice to make a complete nourishing meal. Dare to add green and red pastes to send your taste buds on an enjoyable, adventurous journey!

Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe )

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Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe ) recipe - How to make Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings

  1. Clean, wash and soak all the dals in water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the dals, mixed vegetables, spring onions, fenugreek, tomatoes and 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid and whisk the dal. Keep aside.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the green paste, red paste and ginger-green chilli paste and dry roast for a few minutes while stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture starts burning.
  5. Add the cooked dal and vegetable mixture, tamarind pulp, garam masala, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with browned rice.