Friday, November 6, 2009
Mator Dal / Split Yellow Peas with Vegetables
Yellow Split Peas - 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups (cucumber, radish, bottle gourd, pumpkin)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Bay leaf - 2
Chopped Onions - 1/2 cup
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili - 2
Green Chilies - 3
Wash and cook 1 cup of mator dal in the pressure cooker/rice cooker with a little turmeric and sufficient water.
In a deep bottomed pan heat 1 tbsp oil
Temper with 1/2 tsp of Whole Cumin Seeds/Jeera, 2 cracked Dry Red Chili and bay leaf. Add chopped onions and cook till soft.
Then add the vegetables and 3 slit green chilies.
Fry for 3-4 minutes till you get a nice aroma of the veggies.
Add the cooked Dal and mix well. Add salt and add water to get the desired consistency. Let the dal come to a boil. Just before taking off the heat add a little ghee.