10 December 2012,01:36 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
15 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • The Tempering: Put the oil in a pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the tempering ingredients.
  • Fry over medium heat, till mustard seeds splutter and the dhal is golden.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes and half of turmeric powder. Sauté till onions are translucent.
  • Stir in the aubergines, potatoes and green chilies. Simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add dhal and stir till the mixture is well blended. Pour in warm water and mix well.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt. When it comes to a boil, mix in the coriander leaves, lower heat and simmer for about 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.


  • 60 grams moong dhal, rinsed, soaked , drained, cooked and mashed
  • 60 grams finely chopped onions
  • 60 grams finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 60 grams cubed aubergines
  • 60 grams cubed potatoes
  • 4 green chilies, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 50 grams chopped fresh coriander leaves


  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida powder
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 Dried red chili

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