16 February 2015


Made a vegetarian version of Dalcha with all the leftover veggies from the refrigerator. I prefer one shot pressure cooker recipes it's a sooper easy and convenient method.

This is a flavorful, spicy dish which goes well with rice/ roti/ parathas. A perfect side dish with lots of love!! 

What you need for the veggies: Recipe inspd from HealthfoodDesivideshi.
Double beans - 1 cup
Small brinjals - 2 nos, chopped
Potato - 1 no, cubed
Raw Banana - half, chopped
Carrot - 1 no, chopped
Onion - 1 no, chopped
Tomatoes - 1 no, chopped
Green chilli - 1no, slit open

For the masala paste:
Star anise - 1 no
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 4 nos
Garlic - 3 pods
Ginger - Big piece

Make a coarse paste of the above ingredients with little bit of water.

For the daal:
Moong daal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida powder a pinch
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt as reqd
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to make:
Heat oil in a pressure pan add onion, curry leaves saute well add veggies, spice paste, dry spices, salt, hing and toss well.

Add chopped tomatoes, daal, 2 cups water and cook for 3 hisses and switch off the heat.

Once it cools open the cooker mash the vegetables a bit and serve hot! 


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  2. Looks like a delicious and nutritious curry!

  3. Looks very spicy and yummy! Good idea to use up all the left over veggies! Dalcha sounds very fancy name! :-)