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Adzuki beans or Lal chori dal is a rich source of both fiber and protein.These beans have a wonderful nutty flavor when cooked and are easily digestible.


Lal Chori Dal are easily available, but feel free to substitute any variety of whole dal or bean such as kidney beans (rajma), black-eyed beans, whole urad dal, whole green moong dal... basically any whole dal or bean variety will work well for this particular recipe. If you are using a dal or bean in dried form, you will need to soak them overnight in enough water to cover.

• Lentils are 100% natural
• Low in fat, zero cholesterol

• An excellent source of protein and fiber
• Extremely nutritious and very easy to prepare

Ingredients:
 Lal chori dal-1cup
onion chopped-1small cup
Curry leaves-1string
Coriander leaves-handful
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Dry red chiliies-4
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Juice of half a lemon
Salt-to taste
oil

Soak the dal overnight or for about 8-10 hours in enough water. Boil sufficient water and add the beans in it and allow it to cook. It takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. Separate the water completely from the cooked beans.
Take a heavy bottom pan. Add oil.



Add the mustard,curry leaves, red chillies and onion.sauté until the onion turns transparent. Add salt and chilli powder and mix well.
Add the cooked beans to the onion mixture and stir well. Check for taste. Add more salt if required. Finally squeeze the juice of lemon, chopped coriander and mix well.



Serve hot with rotis/phulkas or with rice.


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4 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    wow..such a healthy and tastey dish.Shall try the same with whole moong and let you know.I think weight watchers can have it as a meal by itself.As it has no carbs and is filled with fiber and protein.What say?

  1. ... on January 25, 2010 at 7:02 AM  
  2. Anonymous said...

    wow looks good and healthy dish..let me try this.

  3. ... on January 25, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
  4. Zameer said...

    wow..looks very health food..need to try this at home..

  5. ... on January 25, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
  6. Zameer said...

    wow looks good

  7. ... on January 25, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
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