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Moringa Leaves Dal | How to make Drumstick leaves Dal

Moringa leaves dal is one of the healthiest recipes that everyone can try out. It is a simple recipe that we add to our diet. Since moringa leaves are loaded with nutrients, everyone can include this in their diet at least once a week. You can serve this moringa leaves dal recipe with plain white rice that makes a wonderful combination and can pack for your kids’ lunch box as well.

Moringa leaves dal recipe is ready to serve hot.

You can serve this recipe to your children as it is less spiced food but highly nutritive. This recipe contains moringa leaves and dal that can be made in 25 mins. I hope you will try out and enjoy this recipe with your beloved ones.

Moringa Leaves Dal is ready to have.
  • Preparation time : 10 mins
  • Cooking time : 25 mins
  • Total : 35 mins
  • Servings : 4 Persons
  • Course : Side Dish
  • Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for making Moringa Leaves Dal

  • 2 bowls Moringa leaves
  • 1 bowl toor dal
  • Few Shallots
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tomato (Roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
Ingredients for making Moringa leaves dal.

Steps for making Moringa Leaves Dal

  • Heat the oil in the pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and curry leaves for tempering in a low flame since they splutter over you. Once they crackle, add dried red chillies and saute them.
Tempering for the dal.
  • Then add chopped shallots and saute them until the shallots become transparent. Saute them in a low flame so that they don’t get burnt.
Sauteing shallots for dal.
  • Next, add chopped tomatoes and saute them until they become soft. You can sprinkle some salt at this stage.
Adding tomatoes gives good flavor to the moringa leaves dal.
  • Then add the washed moringa leaves and saute them for five mins on a medium flame so that they turn soft and juicy.
Adding moringa leaves to the pressure cooker.
  • After sauteing the moringa leaves, add the washed toor dal and saute it in a medium flame.
Adding toor dal gives extra taste to the moringa leaves dal.
  • Then add the slit green chilli and sprinkle asafetida powder. Saute them for few mins.
Adding hing reduces gastric problem.
  • Then add all the masalas and saute them on a low flame until the raw smell of the masalas goes off.
Adding masalas gives additional flavor to the moringa leaves dal.
  • Then add water according to your consistency. Do not add more water so that the dal will become thin. Let the consistency be semi-gravy. Check for salt and add some if needed.
Moringa leaves dal should be semi gravy in consistency.
  • Then close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
Moringa leaves dal is almost ready.
  • Once the pressure is released automatically, transfer the moringa leaves dal to the serving bowl. Serve hot moringa leaves dal with plain white rice and papad.
Moringa leaves dal is ready to serve.

Quick Tips

  • Sauteing all the ingredient on the low to medium flames so that you can prevent dish from getting burnt.
  • While adding salt, add less salt than usual since the dal tends to absorb more salt.
  • Once the cooking is done, check for salt and add if needed.
  • While heating oil in the cooker, keep your flame on a low to medium so that the cooker will not be overheated because the overheated cooker will burn the cumin seeds.
  • Semi-gravy consistency will be good for serving with plain rice. You can also have your desired side dish other than papad.
Moringa leaves dal is ready to serve hot.

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