Monday, March 16, 2009

Eggplant Dal

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant or a few little Indian eggplants (brinjal in India and Aubergine in Europe!), 3 cloves garlic, little salt, toor dal 1 cup, little tumeric, sambar powder (can be found in Indian grocery store- famous in South India), curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chili, onion, 1/2 tomato.

1. add dal, eggplant, tomato, little onion, little tumeric 1 clove garlic to pressure cooker and cook till you hear one whistle.
2. fry mustard seeds (let pop) onion, curry leaves, garlic, green chili in canola oil, then add some sambar powder- more if you want it to be spicy, let it brown then add to dal
3. mix fried onions and spices with dal and boil 5 - 10 min add coriander/cilantro to garnish.

This is a tasty dish good served with either rice or chapatti, I ate it tonight with spinach and rice. I also I gave a little of the dal out of the pressure cooker (no salt or spice) to my 7 month old daughter with natural yogurt for lunch.

Dal or lentils are a great source of protein and fiber, fantastic for vegetarians.


  1. hello rebecca, thanks for dropping by and for joining in my blog, iam very happy. u have a nice blog ,gud u try indian cooking too:)eggplant dal looks yummmm!!

  2. Eggplant dal sounds delicious and healthy too!

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  4. thanks my husband is Indian so hence my love of Indian food!

  5. Hey, my name is Taylor. I thought I'd stop by and say that I like your site. I'm an aspiring dietitian, I'll be a college freshmen in the fall where I'l major in Dietetics and minor in Exercise Biology. :)

  6. new to me..i haven't tried dal with have a nice blog ..Thanks for stopping by..I am following too :)

  7. Your recipes look great! Can you post and estimate of the cost to make them? Either in your post or as a comment on my call for submissions post? Thanks!

  8. I finally had the time to read through your archives today, and you've got a great blog full of good tips on nutrition and fitness.

    AND, I love the idea of eggplant in dal. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and need someone else to give us new ideas. I've always put tomatoes and garlic, but I'll have to try with eggplant next time.



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