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Khar - Vegetables with Lentils

posted 6 Jul 2012, 02:46 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 16 Jul 2012, 08:17 ]
A vegetarian dish from Assam.

Ingredients:
Papaya - 1/2 kg
Ash Gourd - 1/2 kg
Garlic - 6 cloves
Ginger paste - 2 tbsp
Green Chilly - 2 nos
Salt to taste
Sugar - a pinch
Mustard Oil - 1 tbsp
Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) - 1/2 cup

Method:
Peel, wash and dice the vegetables. Heat oil in a pan, and when hot add one green chilly, ginger paste and chopped garlic when it starts turning brown, add lentils and vegetables and stir well. Add salt and cover it and cook till the vegetables become pulpy. Remove from flame and garnish it with green chilly sauted in oil.

Serve hot with cooked rice.

Note: Instead of Mustard oil, any other vegetable oil can be used. To alternate taste, moong dal can be added instead of Masoor dal