Tuesday, September 21, 2010

5 Dhal Subzi

I made methi roti the other day and was hunting for side dish. We can have roti with yogurt and pickles but I wanted to make something different. Thats when my co sister called and she told me about this 5 dhal recipe. Her mom cooks this dish and it is everyones favorite in her house. And now it became our fav too.. Its made out of 5 dhal and it goes well with roti, puri, idly, dosa, rice and what not.. Its healthy and at the same time tasty. It took me so long to post this recipe.  I was busy with the regular routine and I posted other dishes but dint get a chance a to write this dish. Today I wanted to post this one by hook or crook. Getting to the recipe, below are ingredients you will need...


Toor Dhal - 2 tbsps
Urad Dhal - 2 Tbsps
Channa Dhal - 2 tbsps
Moong Dhal - 2 Tbsps
Horse Gram Dhal dhal - 2 tbsps ( Soak for about 3 hrs) ( You can use masoor dhal instead of horse gram)
Oil - 2 tbsps
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsps
Mustard - 1 tsps
Onion - 1 medium chopped finely
Tomato - 2 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsps finely chopped
Garlic - 1 tsps chopped
Green Chilli - 1 slit into half
Garam Masala - 1 tbsps
Salt - To taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric - 1 tsps
Cilantro - To garnish
Water - 2.5 cups


Heat pressure pan with oil, when hot, add mustard . When splutters, add cumin seeds add ginger , chilli, garlic and asafoetida and fry for few seconds.

Add onion, and fry until transparent. Add tomato and fry for another 2 mins.

Now add 5 dhals and mix everything well. Add salt,Turmeric, garam masala and water. Mix well and pressure cook it for 2 sounds.

If you are not using pressure pan, you can use a pan and add water and cover it. Keep in medium until dhal becomes tender.

You can have this with rotis or puri. Very tasty and healthy dish.
Sending this to Priya's Low calorie low oil event started by Pari also to Divya's show me your curry event

See you soon...


  1. Doctor advised me horse gram for kidney stone..
    Boiled water with horse gram..

    Was real good.

    you can get good quality at the big indian store.
    Its at http://spicesonline.info

  2. Thanks for dropping by...lovely recipes u got here!!! following u!!

  3. thanks for visiting .keep it up. dal is looking delicious and nutiritous also i folloe ur blog u can if u like it

  4. Ciao, I am a vegetarian, you have a lot of lovely recipes here!

    I'll be back!


    I add my name in your list of followers :-)

  5. Thanks Ajay, Swapna, Alessandra..
    Santhosh - I am already in your follwers list :-)


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