Monday, August 23, 2010

Urad Methi Dal (chilka dal)


Ingredients

Urad Dal(black white)(Split Black gram with skin)-1 cup
Onion-1
Tomoto-1
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Hing-a pinch
Green chily-1
Some freshly cut ginger
Tumeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Dry Methi powder-1 tsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Ghee-1 tsp
Water

Tadka

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Garlic - 1 -2 small pieces
Ghee-1 tsp

Recipe

1. Take water according to consistency in a cooker and put it on High flame.
2. Add all the ingredients in it and add dal in end.
3. Let it boil and then let it simmer for 1-2 minutes.
4. Close the lid and let it whistle once and then put on low lid.
5. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes(About5-6 whistles)
6. Let steam releases and then mix it out.

Tadka

1. Take ghee in a pan and heat it.
2. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter and add garlic let garlic brown a bit.
3. Put this mixture in the dal and mix it and then add little dal in pan and put it in cooker again.

Dal is ready.

Note:
If ever the dal is cooked dry one can add boiled water to it and simmer for a minute for consistency.

Variations

One can add fresh methi leaves (100 grams) when its in season instead of methi powder.
One can also cook arhar methi dal in same way.
One can also add just fresh palak(1oo grams) with this dal and cook and also add 250 grams cooked meat/kheema to it. It tastes awesome.
Shaljam+methi+palak+meat is also cooked.
One can add 500 grams palak to it instead of methi and cook or add fresh methi too.

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