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Corn Malka Dal | (Sweetcorn + Capsicum + Brinjal + Pink Lentils)

by Pradeep Mamgain
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About Corn Malka Dal Recipe: The red lentils or malka dal also known as dhuli masoor ki dal is a hearty mixture of red lentils tempered with spices. Malka dal can be enjoyed with rice, roti, and even bread.

Corn Malka Dal | (Sweetcorn+Capsicum+Brinjal+Pink Lentils+Gluten Free)

In raw form, malka is pretty reddish-orange in color but when cooked it turns yellow. After cooking, its texture appears to same that of the yellow moong dal but they are totally different in taste.

When I cook this dal, I add some veggies to make it more interesting, healthy, and full of nutrients. I personally like corn-malka dal but my kids always demand malka with potato, corn, and brinjal/eggplant.

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How to make corn malka dal

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  1. Soak pink lentils for 10 minutes.
  2. Saute cumin seeds and onions.
  3. Saute capsicum, sweetcorn, and potato on high heat.
  4. Add dry spices, tomato puree, and brinjal.
  5. Add pink lentils and water.
  6. Add clarified butter and sprinkle fenugreek leaves.

Ingredients

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  • pink lentils (wash well before use)
  • whole spices (cumin seed)
  • dried spices (ground red chili, ground turmeric)
  • fenugreek leaves (for flavor)
  • and for the veggies:
    • onion, capsicum, sweetcorn, brinjal, potato, green chilies, and tomato
  • salt, clarified butter, mustard oil, and sugar
Nutrition Facts
Corn Malka Dal | (Sweetcorn+Capsicum+Brinjal+Pink Lentils+Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 868mg38%
Potassium 892mg25%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1502µg30%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 8µg8%
Calcium 46mg5%
Copper 1mg50%
Iron 6mg33%
Magnesium 85mg21%
Phosphorus 258mg26%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A Few Final Thoughts

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  • Serving: Serve it hot rice, chapatis, or rice.
  • Additions: Add more veggies to make this dal more interesting. You can add green coriander leaves if you want. Adding mango powder will give it a tangy taste.
  • Substitutions: You can replace mustard oil with any other vegetable oil.
  • Caution: Don’t overcook the dal.
Corn Malka Dal | (Sweetcorn+Capsicum+Brinjal+Pink Lentils+Gluten Free)

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Corn Malka Dal | (Sweetcorn+Capsicum+Brinjal+Pink Lentils+Gluten Free)

Learn a new style of cooking corn malka dal/pink lentils dal by using sweetcorn, eggplant/brinjal, potato, and capsicum.
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Course: Dal (Lentils)
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dalfry, gluten free, malka dal, malka dal recipe, pink lentils, red lentils
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain

SERVINGS

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Note: 1 cup = 250 ml | 1 tbsp = 15 ml | and 1 tsp | 5 ml

Ingredients

  • 18 grams mustard oil
  • 3 grams cumin seeds
  • 50 grams onionchopped
  • 90 grams capsicum
  • 100 grams sweetcorn
  • 100 grams potato
  • 6.5 grams salt
  • 3 grams ground turmeric
  • 4 grams green chili
  • 100 grams tomatopuree
  • 80 grams brinjal
  • 2 grams ground red chili
  • 125 grams pink lentils
  • 12 grams fenugreek leavesDried
  • 4.5 grams sugar
  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee)

Instructions

  • Soak pink lentils in water for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a Kadhai and then add mustard oil. Next, add cumin seeds, let the seeds crackle for about 10 seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and saute until translucent.
  • Add capsicum, sweetcorn, and potato. Saute for 1 minute on high heat.
  • Add about ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and about ¼ tsp of salt. Mix well and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add green chilies and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato puree, mix well, and then cook and cover for 3 minutes.
  • Add brinjal and mix well. Now, add sugar, turmeric powder, salt, and red chili powder. Mix well all the ingredients.
  • Add pink lentils.
  • Add 2 cups of water and then cook and cover for 8 to10 minutes.
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves and clarified butter. Mix well and then cover and cook for 2 minutes.

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NOTES

  • Serving: Serve it hot rice, chapatis, or rice.
  • Additions: Add more veggies to make this dal more interesting. You can add green coriander leaves if you want. Adding mango powder will give it a tangy taste.
  • Substitutions: You can replace mustard oil with any other vegetable oil.
  • Caution: Don’t overcook the dal.

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Nutrition

Calories → 344 kcal | Carbohydrates → 46 g | Protein → 14 g | Fat → 13 g | Saturated Fat → 4 g | Cholesterol → 14 mg | Sodium → 868 mg | Potassium → 892 mg | Fiber → 17 g | Sugar → 8 g | Vitamin A → 1502 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin C → 52 mg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 8 µg | Calcium → 46 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 6 mg | Magnesium → 85 mg | Phosphorus → 258 mg | Zinc → 2 mg

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

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