Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maanh ki Daal ( Dal Makhni)




Ingredients:

Urad saboot - 1/2 cup
Rajma - 1 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Water - 2 glasses
Salt to taste
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic 2-3 flakes
Ginger 1 inch
1 medium tomato
2-3 green chillies ( as per taste)
Cream - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Rai - 1 tsp
Methi dana - 1 pinch (15-20 seeds)
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 spoon
Hing (Asafoetida) - 1/8 tsp

Procedure:
1. Soak (preferably in a pressure cooker) overnight urad saboot, rajma, chana dal in 2 glasses water with salt to taste.
2. In the morning keeping the cooker on Sim (low) gas cook the dal for about 1/2 and hour (or 10-12 pressure cooker whistles)
3. Grind together onion, tomato, ginger,garlic, green chillies and cream to a fine paste.
4. Heat ghee in a pan add rai ( after rai crackles ....turn the gas low and then add the other ingredients) jeera, methi dana, ajwain turmeric. Give it a quick mix.
5. Now add the grind onion-tomato paste. Cook till the paste leaves oil.
6. Add the cooked urad saboot, rajma and chana dal. Leave the dal to simmer for about and hour, stirring at frequent intervals.

Garnish with a swirl of cream and a little corainder leaves. Serve hot with rice or naan.


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