Friday, April 2, 2010

Yellow Dal/Lentils Curry

A simple dal/curry is a must in Indian food platter without which meal is not complete.  This curry can be served with hot rice, chapathis.

1/2 cup Green gram
1/4 cup Toor dal
1 onion chopped
2 Tomatoes chopped
2-3 green chilies
1 small piece of ginger - make a paste
1 garlic cloves - make a paste
small or1 inch cinnamon
3-4 cloves
2-3 peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Jaggery/Sugar
Salt to taste
Cilantro for granish.

Dal Curry powder:
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriender seeds
3-4 red chilies
3-4 black pepper
1 brown cardamom
2 green cardamom
Few dried Dill leaves
Roast above ingredients expect dried dill leaves and grind to fine powder.
Pressure cook the lentils and keep aside.
In a heavy sauce pan, Heat a 2 tbsp oil add cinnamon,cloves, peppercorns and cumin seeds when splutters add ginger-garlic paste,chopped green chilies,onions and suate it for a min.
When onions turns light golden, add turmeric powder and dal curry powder and saute for 1 min.
Add chopped tomatoes, jaggery/sugar and salt mix it well and close the lid and cook until the tomatoes are cooked and smashed.
Now, add the cooked lentils, mix well and bring it to boil. Lastly granish with Chopped cilantro.


Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...

Gulmohar said...

Awesome...lovely clicks too, Madhuri

Padhu said...

Such a comforting dish! cannot do without it. Looks awesome!

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice click..looks simply delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

I usually do a simple dal, but your recipe seems very nice and full of flavours in it..surely would be great to have with hot rice...

Panchpakwan said...

Nice recipe..Looks so comforting..

Priya said...

Such a comforting food..dal looks superb and would like to have with hot rice topped with ghee, mouthwatering..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I like to cook this when I cook Indian meal, yummy!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..simple and delicious dal... i just came across your blog and im so happy that i did it..lovely clicks.. :)

Nandini said...

Looks delicious! Flavorful dal!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Ideal comfort food, can be enjoyed at all times.

Malar Gandhi said...

Comforting dish...

Turmericnspice said...

Awesome clicks! You have a great looking blog!!


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