Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chholar dal

Chana Dal - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Whole Garam Masala - a mix of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves
Turmeric - a pinch
Chopped Coconut pieces
Bay leaves - 2
Whole Dried Red Chilies - 2
Ginger - 1 inch grated
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Water - 4 cups

Heat a mix of ghee and oil in a pressure cooker pan. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, whole garam masala and the red chilies. Saute for a few seconds. Then add ginger paste and the chopped coconut pieces and fry till they turn slightly brown.

Now add the washed dal, four cups of water, turmeric, salt and sugar. Cook in the pressure cooker for 10 minutes after full pressure is reached.

Cool slightly and then mash some dal with the back of the spoon. Mix well and serve.

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