Sobji Dal is, when Mung Dal or Small Yellow Lentil is cooked with chopped vegetabes. This is a very healthy and comfort food.
Sobji Die Muger Dal Or Bengali Style Mung Dal With Mixed Vegetables
Ingredients of Sobji Dal
- Mung Dal - 1 cup
- Salt - 1 pinch
- Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
- Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons
- Vegetables, cut into small pieces - Carrot, beans, cauliflower, peas etc 2 cups
- Chopped Coconut - handful (optional)
- Bay leaf - 1 large
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Whole red chili - 1
- Hing - 1 pinch
- Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric - 1 pinch
- Tomato - 1 small, chopped
- Salt & sugar as per taste
- Ghee - 1/2 teaspoon
- Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
How to make Sobji Dal Recipe
Take a pressure cooker, add 1 drop of oil into it, heat the cooker. Now add the dal and dry roast it.
Wash the dal under cold water, add fresh water and pressure cook the dal upto 2 whistles. Turn of the heat and let the pressure release itself.
Now heat oil in a pan, first fry the chopped coconut and keep aside. Now fry the chopped vegetables and keep aside. In the remaining oil, add bay leaf, cumin seeds, red chili and fry till 10 seconds.
Add chopped ginger, hing & turmeric powder into the pan. Do not fry the turmeric, otherwise it will get burnt. Add the fried vegetables & tomatoes to the pan. Fry for a while.
Now add the boiled dal and 1 cup water to the pan and let everything to boil for 10 minutes. Cover it and simmer the heat.
After 10 minutes, open the lid, adjust salt & sugar, sprinkle garam masala powder, ghee and again cover and let it stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve the dal with Fried Chopped Coconut on the top. (this is totally optional)
Enjoy "Sobji Dal" with Rice and fried Eggplant....