Thursday, October 1, 2009

Simply Delicious Daal

I had this daal at a pot luck - sometime last winter. Seemantini got it along with other items.. I liked the daal so much - I can't even remember what else was at the pot luck. The best part is the simplicity of the recipe.. Don't you love a recipe that you can easily make during a weekday, even after a long tiring workday? So here it is - recipe for the famous - Seemantini Daal :-)
Source: Seemantini Deshpande/Nikumbh
Time: 30 minutes at the most
  • 1/2 katori moong daal
  • 1/2 katori toor daal
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • hing, turmeric powder
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • Panch puran for tadka - little more than 1 pinch of each - Fenugreek, Mustard , Kalonji, Fennel, Cumin seeds (Fennel seeds are a must!)
  • 1 big tomato cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 green chilli - cut into halves
  • 1.5 dry red chilli
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

When you cook the daal in the pressure cooker, add the tomato pieces, green chilli pieces, hing, turmeric powder and salt. Cook the daal as usual.

Heat ghee in a pan and make tadka with red chillies, curry leaves and panch puran. Add cooked daal to the tadka. mix well. Add water as needed. Bring to boil.

Add lemon juice for extra khatta taste, salt as needed and mix well.

That's it - garnish with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy with white rice and achaar.

1 comment:

  1. I have never tasted such a dish and that is so great to taste new meals.