07.5.11

Urad Dal Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup Urad(white) daal
1 Onion sliced
1 Tomato diced(optional)
1tsp Ginger grated
1-2 Green chilies chopped
Coriander leaves finely chopped
1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
2 bayleaves 2 cloves
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
Salt to taste
A pinch of Garam masala
Red chili powder to taste
2tbsp oil
1tsp lemon juice
Preparation:
  • Clean and wash the daal properly. Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Boil it in 5 cups of water. Boil till it becomes soft. It should not become pasty. Remove the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add cloves, bayleaves and cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Now add ginger, onion and green chili and stir-fry till golden brown.
  • Add tomato (if using) and fry till it softens. Add all dry masalas (turmericpowder, chili powder, salt) and fry for a moment.
  • Now add daal and lemon juice, mix very gently.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot.

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07.4.11

Arhar Dal Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Cumin Seed Powder (Jeera)
2 Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
2 Dry Red Chily (Saboot Lal Mirchi)
1 tsp chopped Ginger (Adrak)
2 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
10 gms Mixed Spices (onion seeds,fenugreek seeds,aniseeds,cuminseeds and mustard seeds) 2 tblsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
How to make arhar dal:
  • Wash the dal and cook the dal in a sauteuse with the turmeric, salt and the sugar over a medium flame.
  • Add half of the ginger to the dal along with the cumin powder.
  • When the dal is cooked and thick remove from the fire.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mixed spices,(a little of onion seeds, fenugreek seeds , aniseeds, cumin seeds and mustard seeds all mixed together).
  • When the mustard seeds crackle add the bay leaf, remaining chopped ginger , slit green chilliesand the broken red chillies. fry for 2 minutes and pour over the dal.mix thoroughly. serve hot.

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