Nimi's Culinary Ventures

Five Dal Curry a Health Star!

Curries, Indian recipes, veg | September 26, 2010 | By

I think I have been a bit too lazy to do my posts in my last days.After my battle in household chores ..I feel like lazin out.Last day I came across a recipe in a local magazine for the diet conscious people.I tried out this recipe as a curry with chapathis for dinner.The mixture of 5 dals gives us the protein content as a bonus.A person gets about 93 calories.Hope you’ll find this recipe helpful..

15 gms of Green gram split
15 gms of Split gram
15 gms of Black gram split
15 gms of Bengal gram split
15 gms of Lentil
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Large onion chopped finely
1 tsp of Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
1/4 cup of curd(made from skimmed milk)
1 tomato diced into small pieces
1 tbsp of coriander leaves chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste

  • Mix all the dals together in a bowl,pour water and let it soak for 1 hour.Wash and seive them out.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel lightly fry the cumin seeds without oil.Stir in the diced large onions and fry them till they turn pink .
  • Pour 1 litre of water and add the dals into the vessel.Cover it with a lid and let it cook.
  • When the dal is cooked add in the chilli powder,turmeric powder,tomato and salt.
  • Add in the curd and let it simmer till the tomatoes have been cooked.
  • Stir in the garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves. 


  1. Zia Elle

    September 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Wonderfull Nimi!
    This is how to cook in health way without sacrificing taste!

  2. Amreen

    September 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Nimi
    This curry looks sooooo delicious n tempting….love this healthy five daal curry .

  3. Shabs..

    September 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Adipoli da!…like u i am also on the lazy edge now!madi thanney madi….

  4. Nitha

    September 27, 2010 at 2:52 am

    kollallo… healthy one..

  5. Priya

    September 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Woww wat a beautiful click, dal looks comforting..

  6. G.Pavani

    September 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    it looks yummy n healthy…

  7. Ivy

    September 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Your dal curry sounds delicious and such a healthy dish.

  8. Shanthi

    October 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Wonderful and awesome. Healthy and interesting

  9. Kairali sisters

    October 13, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Hello Nimi..That just looks fabulous..I was blog hopping and ended up here…I am glad that i found you, I am definitely a foodie like you for sure…See you around…


  10. Hasna

    May 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

    gud one Mimi… ws looking fr veg. & dal varieties thse days…. gud that i've found one…

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