Wow, what a climate is here in my place.It is raining heavily and getting colder each day. I am loving it a lot. I really love to have hot hot foods these time, like hot lemon tea, piping hot rice with curries and stuff like that. I made a sizzling lunch yesterday, piping hot rice, chicken curry, pepper chicken and kothu kozhi. YUM right..Dont worry i have the pictures taken for you. I will post those recipes soon.
Now coming back to todays post.It is one of the simplest but tastiest dal you could ever imagine. I call it dal roti because this dal is best served or i have had it only with chapati or roti. It marries perfectly with roti. It taste heavenly too. I learned this recipe from my grandma, because when ever she cook chapati (which is long time back because now she is so weak to roll that things out), she makes this dal. It has really fresh ingredients thrown together. Make sure you add a good amount of coriander leaves at the end, that brings nice flavour to the dal. And dont forget to season this dal with a good amount of cumin seeds toasted in ghee. That too gives a final little touch to this.
I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out.
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 5 to 6
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large chopped
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
Green Chilli - 5 or to taste
Garlic - 10 cloves
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - a big handful chopped
Take washed dal, onions, tomatoes, green chilli, garlic, salt, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
Add in 3 cups of water and close the pressure cooker. Cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam go all by itself.
Add more water if needed and boil the dal.
Now make the seasoning by heating ghee in a kadai, add in cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Pour this over the dal and mix well. Throw in a big handful of coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve this with roti.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Add washed dal to a pressure cooker|
|Add in onions, garlic, tomatoes and chillies|
|Add in turmeric and salt|
|Cover with water|
|Dal is cooked|
|Add a good amount of cumin seeds|
|Let them sizzle|
|Pour into the dal|
|Throw in lots of coriander leaves|