Moong Dal And Beet Bhaji Curry - Yellow Lentils And Beet Greens Curry

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Nov. 28, 2012

Learn to make Indian curry.


Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Beetroots 4 Cup (64 tbs) , roughly chopped (leaves and stems)
Green chilli paste 1 Tablespoon
Ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
Garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
Moong dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (soaked in 1 1/2 cups of water)
Garam masala 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (if required)



1. In a pressure cooker on medium high, add and heat the oil. Once hot, add the cumin seeds and stir for a few seconds.

2. Add the beetroot leaves and stems, green chilli paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder and mix well until combined.

3. Stir in the soaked moong dal with the water and mix well with the leaves and stems.

4. Add garam masala and salt to taste. Mix well and cover the cooker with a lid and let it cook for about 2 whistles.

5. After 2 whistles, switch off the gas and let the pressure inside the cooker fall before opening it.

6. Once the pressure is down, open the cooker and using a spoon, fluff the dal and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice and water if required. Mix well and serve.


7. Serve this Yellow Lentils with Beet Greens curry hot with paratha, roti or bowl of steamed rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4