Oct 5, 2011

Baingan Dal

Baingan Dal

A tasty dal with baingan. Good combination with Rotis / Rice !!!

Serves: 3

You will need

For Dal:

1 cup (100 g) tur dal / moong dal
3 cups (300 ml) water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon oil


Wash and soak tur dal or moong dal with 3 cups of water, turmeric powder and oil in pressure cooker for 30 minutes and cook for 25 minutes until done and soft (reduce the heat to low after 3 rd whistle and cook for 20 minutes). Allow the cooker to cool naturally.

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (or 3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder for spicy dal)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
2 medium size brinjal / baingan, cut into cubes
3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander in 1 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

In a wide pan / kadai, heat oil. Add finely sliced onion and fry till crisp and golden color on a medium heat.

Add spice mix and stir well on a low heat until the water dries up and raw smell goes.

Add brinjal pieces and saute well until spice mix and onion well coated on brinjal.

Add boiled dal and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until dal thickens and baingan softens.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with Rotis / Rice.

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