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Moloshyam -Easy lentil & veg curry


This simple curry is one of my go to when I am not in mood for cooking and also when I really don't have lot of veggies in hand. This is my version of making this simple curry, but there are many other variations as well. Moloshyam is a simple comfort curry that goes well with bowl of rice. It's usually made with ash gourd, dal and tomatoes. But you can use other veggies as well like snake gourd, cucumber or like I have used small brinjal. In short its a delicious simple less spicy curry made with lentil, one veggie and touch of coconut oil.
Let's see how its done. Step wise pics are given below. 

  • 1 cup dal 
  • 1/2 cup brinjal or any other veggie (quick cooking)
  • 1 cup tomato chopped 
  • 3-4 Green chillies slit 
  • Water for cooking
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil 
  • Handful curry leaves
  1. Wash, clean the dal and cook it with some water in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles or until cooked well
  2. While the dal is getting cooked, chop the brinjal ** & tomato.
  3. Add these two in a pan with some water 
  4. Add in the slit green chillies, turmeric powder along with some salt and cook this till the veggie & tomato are cooked 
  5. Open the pressure cooker and mash the cooked dal a bit 
  6. Once veggie-tomato mix are cooked, just add in the cooked dal and mix well. 
  7. You can add little more hot water to it to adjust consistency as per your choice
  8. Cook these together on a medium flame for another 5 mins 
  9. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed 
  10. Then, take off the flame and add coconut oil and curry leaves to it 
  11. Close with a lid for another 5 mins and DONE. 
  12. Serve hot with some rice and a side of your choice 
Notes : 
  • You can use any veggie of your choice, any quick cooking veggie - Ash gourd, snake gourd, even drumsticks
  • Mash the tur dal a bit before adding into the veggie mix
  • You can use moong dal also instead of tur dal 
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