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Recipe: Bethica's Dal With Moringa Leaves

January 05, 2023 12:24 IST

Dal is the core of every humble desi meal.

You will find thousands of variations of it like Bethica Das's spicy, tangy version that features moringa leaves.

Rich in vitamins, minerals, calcium, protein and iron, drumstick leaves also contains antioxidants, which boost the immune system, fight inflammation and lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

Tuck into a hot bowl of Dal With Moringa Leaves with steamed rice, naans or tandoori rotis.

After working most of her life in a bank, Bethica swapped the routines of banking, likely about dealing with columns of figures, clients and bookkeeping, for dabbling with exotic spices, fragrances and tastes as she expands her repertoire of Indian and fusion Indian cuisine.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Bethica Das

Dal With Moringa Leaves

Serves: 3-4


For the tempering


Editor's Note: For Jain dal omit onions, garlic and ginger and use 1 tsp saunth or ginger powder instead.

Add 1 tbsp ghee while cooking the dal for added taste.

Bethica Das is a Sharjah-based food blogger.