It has been a while since I prepared cranberry dal at home. I bought a huge bag of cranberries and so thought I should use up all of them before they go bad. So made cranberry chutney and now this cranberry dal. Since cranberries have a tart taste, it mixes well with dal and it tastes like mango dal with a mild 'cranberrish' after taste. We loved this dal and I was gently reminded by S that I should freeze some fresh cranberries for later use!




Ingredients- 


Toor Dal 1 cup
Cranberries 1 cup
Green chillies 4-5 chopped (Optional)
Mirchi Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Roasted Methi Powder a pinch
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Red chilli 1, Hing couple pinches, curry leaves)


Method  Of Preparation - 


Pressure cook toor dal and while it is cooling, in a heated sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds crackle, add the washed cranberries.


Add about 1/4 cup of water and let the cranberries cook. They would become mushy in about 3-4 min. 


Add green chillies and/or mirchi powder, salt, roasted methi powder, sugar and turmeric. Mix well and add the boiled toor dal and mix well. Let it simmer for about 5 min and switch off the flame.


Serve hot with Rice and ghee.


Sending this delicious dal to 

'Any one can cook' hosted by Umm Mymoonah





Preparation Time - 30 min
Serves 4 Adults
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

8 comments

  1. tht looks so so delicious n mouthwatering....wow

     
  2. aipi Says:
  3. Wow..cranberry daal??..very new n interesting!

    US Masala

     
  4. Priya Says:
  5. Thats truly interesting dal..

     
  6. wow, what a great imagination and creativity :)

     
  7. Very innovative dhal..

     
  8. really different--- loved it !

     
  9. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  10. Wow! This is really a super heart healthy food, very innovative. Thank you so much for sending it to the event.

     
  11. Have never put cranberries in dal but its an excellent and healthy idea. Will try that, thanks!

     
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