Zucchini or courgette is one vegetable that is available all year around. This healthy squash vegetable has high nutritional value as it's packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients and helps maintaining a strong immune system. Zucchini can be incorporated into our Indian food in different ways and this masoor dal with zucchini is one such simple and quick recipe.
Zucchini is quite a bland vegetable and the tempering of panch phoron (five spice mix) and kasuri methi, adds a good flavor to the dal and zucchini. Panch phoron is flavorful spice blend of cumin, fennel, mustard, nigella and fenegreek seeds in equal proportions. This dal can be prepared with toor dal or moong dal too. Zucchini dal can be served with plain rice, jeera rice or chapathi/roti and any sabji / stir-fry.
Notes and Tips
- You can use toor dal or yellow moong dal instead of masoor dal.
- Take care not to overcook zucchini. It should retain its shape.
- Add water and adjust the consistency of dal according to your preference.