Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dal - Roti. (Comfort Food.)




Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Moong Dal
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (grated)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Corriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1" Cinnamon stick
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • lemon to serve.





Method:

  • Soak the dal for an hour.Then pressure cook the dal for about 2-3 Whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the ginger , garlic & onion till they are soft.
  • Add the tomatoes & cook till it disintegrates & all in all the spices except garam masala.
  • Let this cook well for about 5 mins & then add the boiled lentils to this.
  • Mix thoroughly & let it simmer on slow flame for about 10-15 mts.
  • Now heat the ghee , once its hot add the dried red chillies & stir around till fragrant.
  • Add the garam masala , curry leaves & instantly pour it into the dal.
  • This will fill up the kitchen with wonderful aroma.Remove.
  • Check for salt & squeeze the lime, garnish with chopped cilantro, some raw onions & serve hot with rotis.