Daal with Swiss Chard

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

As a Mom, my job is to cook kid-friendly adult food:) Now that can be tricky and i think I have learnt to deal with that! If I know a certain vegetable the little one's will not eat, I either make a chutney out of it or add it to the daal (lentil soup). With so many more newer vegetables I am yet to try from the stores and farmer's markets here in the US, after trying my hands at kale recently, I went ahead and bought some Red Swiss Chard . Initially I wanted to simply stir fry it but, later cooked it with split yellow  pigeon peas and to my surprise, it was over even before the next meal:)Next time you find this at your local grocery store, go ahead and cook this daal and tell me how much you appreciate it.


Tur Daal (Spilt yellow pigeon peas)- 1 cup
Tomatoes-3 small
Salt- to taste
Red pepper powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Oil-1 tbs
Red Swiss Chard- 2-3 cups, washed and chopped finely
Water-as needed
Lime or lemon wedges-as needed


1. Pressure cook the tur daal until soft and done and set aside to cool.

2. Heat oil in a big pot and put the asafoetida powder followed by the tomatoes and cook them until they turn pulpy.

3. Add the salt, red pepper powder, turmeric powder, and give it a stir.

4. Put in the chopped chard and cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the cooked daal.

5. Add more water to get a desired consistency and bring it to a boil.

6. Turn off the stove, transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

7. Enjoy!


  1. delicious dhal dish looks wonderful

  2. Nice looking dal with swiss chard.

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