Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dal Panchratna


1/4 cup yellow moong dal
1/4 cup yellow tuar dal
1/4 cup yellow channa dal
1/4 cup red masoor dal
1/4 cup white udad dal
2 medium onions - chopped finely
2 medium tomatos - chopped finely
2 green chillis - chopped
6 cloves of garlic - chopped finely
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
4 tablespoons of ghee/butter/oil
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste


In a pressure cooker add the oil/ghee/butter - when it gets hot add the mustard seeds to it. When they start spluttering add the cumin seeds and immediatly add the chillis and the garlic. When the garlic oozes its aroma, add the onions. Fry till onions are golden color. Then add the tomatoes and turmeric and mix well. After the tomatoes and onion mixture becomes a little mushy, add the washed dal and mix everthign well. Stir fry the dal in this mixture for about 5 minute. Now add 2 1/2 cups of water to this mixture and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Once the pressure is released (do not forefully release it - else dal will remain uncooked), add salt to taste and bring it to a boil without the lid on. If you want the dal to be a little watery, add some extra water now. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

You can serve this dal with Naan, Chappatis, Roti, Jeera Rice or even Plain Rice


Happy cook said...

Delicious with all the different kind of dals. I've bookmarked it for making them. I've never made with different dals.

Mansi Desai said...

I made this with addition of garlic and blogged about this just about a week ago:)

looks delicious Samta!:)

DK said...

Oh i make this a lot :) this is so delicious and healthy to boot

Lisa said...

just made this today and it was great!

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