Baby Bok Choy Dal- Dal Recipes


    Bok choy is a part of cabbage family. I got this baby bok choy from chinese store. I always add this green while making fried rice. For a change, I want this green to try with dal, it tasted absolutely divine with a tsp of ghee. This dish is often served over rice or roti    


         3 Baby Bok Choy

   To Pressure Cook

         1/4 Cup of Toor Dal 
         1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
         Pinch of Asafoetida
         1/2 Tsp of Salt
         1 Tsp of Oil
         2 Cups of Water
   To Temper

         2 Tsp of oil
         1/2 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
         1/2 Tsp of Urad Dal
         2 Red Chillies
         1/4 Cup of Chopped Red Onion
         1 Tbsp of Coconut Flakes
         Few Curry Leaves


  • Soak toor dal in enough water for 1/2 hr. Drain the water and wash the dal in cold tap water. Keep this aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, turmeric powder, oil, asafoetida, salt and water, cook this for 5-6 whistles. Switch off the stove.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add red chillies (break it), mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. After they crackles, add onion, fry for 1-2 mins until they turn golden brown.
  • Add coconut flakes, saute this for 1 min.
  • Add chopped bok choy, saute this for 1-2 mins. 
  • Add the cooked dal to a pan, cook it for 2 mins. Check the salt and switch off the stove.
  • Hot bok choy dal is ready.


  • Serve this dal with Potato Peas Fry or Colocasia Fry 
  • You can follow the same recipe with spinach or any greens.
  • You can enrich the taste by adding 1tsp of ghee.
  • You can also add lemon juice while serving.

   Health Benefits of Bok Choy

  • Bok choy is an excellent source of vitamin A, B, C and K.
  • Also good source of anti-oxidants.
  • Moderate source of minerals like calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron and magnesium .
  • Great source of folic acid and fiber. 

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  1. Amelia says:

    Hi Gayathri, your bak choy dal look very inviting. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe. Nice picture.

    Have a great day ahead.

  2. Manju says:

    I’ve seen this bokchoy in the markets but never tried it…what a lovely way to incorporate it into our indian dishes.

    Thanks for stopping by my space as well 🙂

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