I hope you must have made yourself a jar of that lovely panch phoron spice mix which i posted yesterday. Now on to the question, what do you do with it, there are possibly more than thousand ways of using that spice mix. One of the famous way to use it up is in some lovely dals.
Add this spice mix to your regular dals and see how the humble dal turns into a spectacular meal within seconds. I am sharing with you a flavourful dal recipe which is made with the basic, moong lentils.
I made another recipe using the panch phoron spice mix, to go with this dal. I will be posting that in a couple of days. So stay tuned and let me know if you tried this.
I would love to hear your ways of using this lovely panch phoron spice.
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Split Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1/2 cup
Kokum / Kodampuli or Tamarind- 2 small pieces
Ginger Garlic – 1 tblspn minced finely
Turmeric powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sugar – 1 tblspn
Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 tblspn
Panch Phoron Spice Mix – 2 tblspn (Click here for recipe)
Asafoetida / Kaya Podi / Hing – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 chopped finely
Green Chilli – 2 chopped finely
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Ginger Garlic – 1 tblspn minced
Take your moong dal and wash it well. Cover with water and let it soak for a good 30 mins.
Now add the soaked dal into a sauce pan and cover with water.
Add in turmeric, salt, kokum, ginger garlic and mix well.
Bring it to a boil and simmer the flame and cook it for 20 to 30 mins till the dal is completely cooked.
Now add in the jaggery or sugar and mix well.
Now make the tempering. Heat ghee and add in the panch phoron spice and let it saute for 30 sec.
Now add in assafoetida, onions, green chilli and curry leaves and give it a good stir.
Add in ginger and garlic and saute for around 3 mins till the onions turn golden brown.
Pour this tempering over the cooked dal and mix well.
Serve over rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Panch Phoron Spice Mix( Click for recipe)|
|Very Intense Kokum|
|Soak your dal first..|
|Take them in a sauce pan and cover them with water|
|Add few kokum pieces in|
|Add half of the ginger garlic in|
|Add some salt and turmeric powder|
|bring everything to a boil|
|simmer and cook till the dal is cooked|
|Add some jaggery in|
|Now make the tempering..Heat ghee|
|Add in the panch phoron spices in|
|Add a pinch of hing|
|Now goes onions, green chillies and curry leaves|
|Add in the remaining half of the ginger and garlic|
|give it a good saute|
|till they turn golden|
|Pour the seasoning in|