Monday, November 10, 2008
In India, i used to have the Dal only with rotis, some how the concept of Dal Chawal never amused me.My husband loves the Dal I make and he likes it more with rice. I have my own variation and it gets better and better everytime I make.
Moong Dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 1 or 2
Salt - to taste
Lemon - 1/2 of a lime
Coriander - for garnishing
Ghee - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 4 finely chopped
Red chilli - 2
Curry leaves - a few
Asafoetida(hing) - a pinch
1.Boil Moong dal along with the tomato and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
2.Remove the boiled tomato,peel skin, mash it and keep it aside.
3.In a Kadai, add ghee.Once hot, add the seasoning ingredients.Add the cooked dal and salt,mix well.Bring it to boil for few mintues till the dal becomes thick.Add the mashed tomato too.
4.Once the dal turns thick, sprinke lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
Dal Tadka is ready to serve.This one is a very simple Dal and doesnt take a long time.By just adding Palak to the same recipe you end up with Dal Palak.
P.S - Ensure that the lemon juice is added just before serving, sometimes it gets a li'l bitter.