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Red Chard Dal

red chard – vibrant colors

Recently I was browsing for foods that are rich in Calcium – and the search results on nutritiondata showed me collard greens and mustard greens. I managed to find collard greens. While I was searching for mustard greens, I saw these vibrant cool red and green colored chard and I could not resist picking them up. I wanted to cook with these lovely red chard, and guess which blog I went right away to – Priya’s sugerandspices ofcourse!!! She is the official dal girl of the our blogosphere.

red chard with masoor dal and toor dal

The method of preparation is just as per Priya’s recipe. Pressure cooked half a cup of masoor dal and half a cup of toor dal with turmeric and three garlic. In a separate pan heat oil, temperd it with cumin, mustard, dried red chillies and added the finely chopped greens. Sauted the greens for a couple of minutes. Then I added the pressurecooked dal mixture to the pan and allowed to boil for another 5 minutes. Added some salt to taste. I can easily make Ravi eat this dal saying its spinach dal !! The taste is very familiar !!!!


December 3, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Revathi, Nice to know about this veggie. Thanks for sharing. Viji

    Comment by Vcuisine | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  2. Iam glad you liked this dal Revathi ! You add finely chopped red chard in Adai and frittata too.

    Comment by Priya S&S | December 5, 2006 | Reply

  3. I have done poriyal with it.This seems to be a gud idea, thanxs

    Comment by Lakshmiammal | December 5, 2006 | Reply

  4. Dal looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Bhargavi | December 6, 2006 | Reply

  5. Hi Revathi,
    thanks fro info about chard dal.
    sanp you took for that is great ! so clear and inviting.
    have to try it, since it is so nutricious.
    thanks .

    Comment by Pooja | December 9, 2006 | Reply

  6. i have seen this but haven’t cooked with this..The info tempts me to try it out . thanks

    Comment by Prema Sundar | December 10, 2006 | Reply

  7. Hi Revathi

    The dal looks yummy. Nice recipe.

    Comment by Lakshmik | December 13, 2006 | Reply

  8. Recently I tried making dal palak using Dandelion greens and that too came out very nice. I guess cooking with dal is a nice way to inject greens.

    Comment by Shaheen | December 15, 2006 | Reply

  9. Nice presentation Revathi.

    Comment by KrishnaArjuna | December 17, 2006 | Reply

  10. My daughter loves spinach dal.. I am going to try the red chard dal…

    Comment by Immigrant in Canada | December 20, 2006 | Reply

  11. Wish u and ur family very hapy holidays!HAPPY NEW YEAR!I posted another Mess curry for u..:)

    Comment by Shaheen | December 22, 2006 | Reply

  12. Revathi:
    I am a first time visitor to your blog and must say u have wonderful recipes in here, specially this one . I never knew one could make dal our of red chard.
    Thanx a bunch

    Comment by Seema | January 5, 2007 | Reply

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