I meant to post this the other day. Sorry - forgot to take photos.
Veggies I used:
- Small head of cauliflower (broken into small-medium sized florets)
- One medium sized carrot (quartered, and then diced)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 small potato
- 1 medium chayote (I live near Chinatown, so it was easy to pick this up - delicious veggie!) - peeled and chopped into small pieces.
- 1/2 cup of moong lentils
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of mustard seeds
- 2 heaping tsp of sambar powder (available at any indian grocery store).
- 1 tsp of chana dhal (optional)
- 1 TB of diced ginger
- 1 small green chili, chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp of salt
First, I dry roasted the lentils by putting them on a warm pan for a few minutes, and kept stirring constantly. You'll know they're done when they get slightly darker, and emit a slightly smokey smell. You wash them afterward.
Then, I put 1/2 the veggies into a pot (that fits into my pressure cooker), put the lentils in, and then layered the rest of the veggies on top. I added enough water to fill out about 1/2 to 3/4 of the pot. I added the turmeric, sambar powder, and salt.
I pressure cooked (after the steam comes out of the cooker) for about five minutes. Opened the cooker after 20 minutes. then, I sauteed the ginger, mustard seeds, green chili, and chana dhal in a bit of margerine (1 tsp), and added to the stew. I squeezed the lemon juice in at the end, and topped off with some freshly chopped corriander.
Super healthy, and very low fat. You can have this with steamed rice.