Special and unique Dal curries and Gravies in this collection.
1 1/2 cups toor dal, washed and drained
2 tomatoes, medium sized, cut into large pieces
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
A pinch of hing
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dhania powder
4-5 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 stick butter
Salt to taste
Boil the dal and tomatoes with a pinch of turmeric powder
and 1 cup water till the dal is soft. Add salt to taste.
Set aside. In a saucepan, prepare the seasoning by heating the butter.
Add the cumin and mustard. When the cumin is slightly fried, add
all the other seasoning ingredients except the red chilli, turmeric
and dhania. Fry till the onion starts turning color. Now add the
powders and fry for a minute.
Remove from heat and add the boiled dal/tomato to this.
Add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Adjust the salt if necessary.
Add 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and remove.
Serve hot with rotis or rice.
2 cups tur dal
6-7 green chilles, chopped
3tb.spoon cumin seeds
1 pinch asafotida
Salt to taste
3 tb.spoon finely chopped corriander leaves
3-4tb spoon grated coconut
Soak tur dal over night. Then wash it thoroughly. Grind it coarsly.
Then add chopped chillies, corrinder leaves, grated coconut, cumin
Then make small koftas (balls) with the mixture pressure cook for
15 min. Serve hot with rice dishes.
Dal Makhani- 2
g whole black lentils (urad dhal)
g Red Kidney Beans (rajmah)
g Split chick pea lentils
1 small stick cinnamon 2 or 3 green cardamom pods
or 3 cloves
1 Tblspn grated ginger
Tblspn crushed garlic
Tblspn chilli powder, or to taste
1 can tomato puree
g unsalted butter
Tblspn dried fenugreek leaves
the lentils and soak overnight. Add the cinnamon, cracked cardamom
pods and cloves to the soaked lentils. Simmer over a low heat until
lentils are well cooked. Remove the cinnamon, cardamom pods and
cloves (if you can locate them) and mash the lentils lightly with
the back of a ladle.
Add the remaining ingredients except for fenugreek leaves, and simmer
for a while. Check the seasoning, add the dried fenugreek leaves
and serve hot with rice or Rotis.
Channa Dhal with Cheese
Red chilly-1 whole
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilly powder-1/4 tsp
the channa dhal and soak it for about 2 hours.Wash and peel onions
and garlic. Grate onions,grind garlic.Chop tomatoes and coriander
leaves finely.Cut the cheese into cubes and fry it in the oil light
brown.Heat ghee in a separate pan and fry grated onions to light
brown colour.add the garlic paste, cinnamon, cardamoms,cloves,bay
leaves, red chilly powder and the chopped tomatoes and cook for
the channa dhal, salt, turmeric powder, and fry for 7 to 8 minutes.
Add the water and cook for half an hour.Now add the fried cheese
cubes to it and simmer for few minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve this with rice and
dhal 1/4 cup
paste - 1 1/2 tsp
and sugar to taste
Oil 1 Tbsp
palak finely and cook with enough water. cook dhal with little turmeric
powder in a pressure cooker. Heat oil in apan and season with cumin
seeds. When it splutters add onions anf fry till golden brown. Add
ginger chilli paste, fry for a minute. Now mix finely chopped tomatoes.
When it is cooked, add mashed palak and cooked dhal. Pour water,
salt and turmeric powder. Boil for few minutes. Remove from fire,
serve hot with lime and chopped coriander leaves.
Green gram dhal 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
and ghee 1 tblsp
powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
salt 1 tsp
Lemon 1 small
onions and tomatoes finely, slit green chillies into twos. Heat
ghee seeason with cumin seeds, add onions, garlic and chillies into
that.Add tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Cook Dhal seperately with
enough water and then put the fried onions and garlic pieces with
salt, turmeric and garam masala. Cook for a few minutes. remove
from fire and add chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and lemon
juice to it. This can be used along with chapatis or rice.
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