Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)

Zucchini is available here(Japan) all the year it is counted as super food because it is heart friendly, wonderful source of potassium, lowering agent to high blood pressure and cholesterol. Adding protein rich Masoor dal (red lentil), Chana dal, Chick peas, and Boiled Red beans provides additional benefits.

In my opinion the combination of ‘Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red lentil)’ is excellent, not only nutritious but delicious too. I cooked this recipe yester-night for dinner with chapatti; it was so delicious and also a complete meal…

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini: 500 gm
  • Onion: 2 no (medium)
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Tomato: 1-2 no.
  • Masoor dal (Red lentil): 50 gm
  • Panch Phoran (mixture of cumin, mustard, fennel seed, fenugreek seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Chili powder: 1 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Coriander powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala Powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Olive oil/ Cooking oil: 3 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Chop Zucchini in thick and longitudinally into 2-3”pieces as given in photo.
  2. Chop the onion, ginger, garlic and tomato too.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat oil and add Panch Phoran and Bay leaf, sputter it for few seconds; add grated ginger and garlic fry for few seconds, add chopped onion; fry it till onion turns transparent (3-5 minutes).
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and dry masala; stir-fry till tomato gets messy in appearance, add chopped zucchini; stir properly so that the masala mix with Zucchini, cook it on medium flame till it is half done.
  3. Wash the Masoor dal with water, add into Zucchini stir fry for couple of minutes at medium flame; add a cup of water continue to cook on medium low flame till it is done.
  4. Add Garam masala powder; put off the flame, transfer after 5 minutes into serving bowl. Decorate with coriander leaves and green chili.
  5. ‘Zucchini with Masoor dal (Red lentil)’ is ready to enjoy with hot ghee doused chapatti or Basmati Rice.
Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)
Ingredients
Chopped Zucchini
add Panch Phoran and Bay leaf
add grated ginger and garlic
add chopped onion
fry it till onion turns transparent
Add chopped tomatoes
Add chopped tomatoes and dry masala
add chopped zucchini
stir properly
cook it on medium flame
cook it on medium flame
cook it on medium flame
Add Masoor dal
add a cup of water
cook on medium low flame till it is done
cook on medium low flame till it is done
Add Garam masala powder
Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)
Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)
Zucchini with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)

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