3/4 cup: Toor dal (arhar Dal)
150 gm: Red Pumpkin cut into large pieces
2 no: Medium Sized Brinjal cut into medium size pieces
1 no: Green Banana cut into medium size pieces
150 gm: Green Papaya cut into medium size pieces
1 no: Medium Sized Potato, peeled and cut into large pieces
2 tsp: Fresh Grated Coconut
1 tsp: Pancha-phutana (Cumin Seed, Mustard Seed, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek Seed, Kala
Jeera) seed
4 no: Dry Red Chillies
1 tbs: Ginger, minced
1 tbs: Turmeric powder
2 tsp: Cumin seed (Jeera)
2 tsp: Red Chilli powder
1 tsp: Ghee or Oil
1/2 tsp: Sugar
Salt to taste


Roast 1 tsp of cumin and red chilli in a pan till light brown.
Grind it together and keep it aside.
Boil 4 cups of water in the pressure cooker and add all vegetables (potato, banana, pumpkin, brinjal and papaya) and cook for 10 minuites without putting on the whistle
Add dal into this boiling vegetable, salt, minced ginger, turmeric and pressure cook it for 2 whistles (If cooking without a Pressure Cooker, it should be cooked till the Dal is completely cooked)
Heat Ghee/Cooking Oil in a pan. Cracke the panch-phutana until in it, add 2 red chillies and then add it to the cooked dal and vegetables.
Sprinkle roasted cumin and chilli powder.
Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves
Serve with hot steam rice or roti…


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