Golden yellow lentil with vegetables (Sobji diye Sona Moog Dal)

Hello everybody !! Hope you are enjoying the winter special vegetable recipes.

Today’s recipe can be a complete meal in itself or you can have it as a side dish with bread, rice, fried rice anything of your choice.

If you do not know already, lentils are a rich source of numerous essential nutrients including folate, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. Lentils have the second-highest ratio of protein per calorie of any legume, after soybeans. The vegetables add more health benefits to the dish.

I have used winter special vegetables like cauliflower, carrot, beans, green peas etc. You can add any other veggie of your choice.

Lets get started !!


Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients :

  • Golden yellow lentils (Sona Moog Dal) – 6 tablespoons
  • Potato – 1 , medium sized, cut into 4 pieces vertically
  • Cauliflower – 4 medium sized florets
  • Green Peas – 2 tablespoon
  • Carrot – 1/2, cut into thin long slices
  • Beans – 4, cut into medium sized pieces (cut each beans into 3 to 4 pieces)
  • Tomato – 1 small, roughly chopped
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chilli – 4, each cut into 1/2 vertically
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Mustard Oil – 4 tablespoon
  • Five spices (Panch Phoron) – 1/3 teaspoon (fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts)
  • Clarified Butter (desi ghee) – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • You can use 1/2 teaspoon sugar if you prefer (I have skipped)


Recipe :

  1. Take a deep bottom frying pan / skillet. Make sure it is absolutely dry.
  2. Turn the flame on. Add golden yellow lentils (sona moog dal) in the skillet. Stir fry until they start turning golden brown.
  3. Immediately remove them from heat and keep them in a separate bowl.
  4. Now in the same skillet heat oil.
  5. When the oil heats up, add potatoes. Add a pinch of salt. Stir fry until potatoes turn golden on all sides. Remove from pan once done and keep in a bowl.
  6. In the same oil, now add cauliflowers. Again add a pinch of salt. Sir fry until the florets turn golden. Remove from pan and keep them with the potatoes.
  7. Now add tomatoes. Stir the tomatoes until they become soft.
  8. Add all the vegetables – fried potatoes, fried cauliflowers, carrots, beans and green peas. Also add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix everything well for a minute.
  9. Take a pressure cooker and transfer everything into the cooker. Add the golden yellow lentils (sona moog dal) and green chillies (keep 2 chillies aside for garnishing). Add 2 to 3 cups of warm water. (Add sugar now if you want). The gravy should have a (soup like) runny consistency. Stir once.
  10. Cover the lid of the cooker and wait for 2 whistles in medium flame. (Number of whistles will depend on what quality of lentil you are using, mine gets done in 2)
  11. Turn the flame off. Give the dish some standing time, do not open the lid immediately.
  12. When everything is done, take out everything in a deep bottom serving bowl.
  13. Add clarified butter (desi ghee). Mix gently.
  14. Take a ladle spoon (non stick / metal). Add few drops of oil / melted ghee. When it heats up, add five spices (panch phoron).
  15. When the spices starts to crackle, turn the flame off. Add everything from the ladle into the bowl. Immediately cover the bowl with the lid. Wait for a minute.
  16. Gently mix everything once and garnish with green chillies.

Serve Golden yellow lentil with vegetables hot in a soup bowl as a complete meal / as a side dish with rice/ bread / fried rice.



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