Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tadka dal (tuvar dal/Arhar dal)
1 cup toor dal
4 cups water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriender powder
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (ghee)
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp red chili powder
2 bay leaves
Pinch of asafetida
1 medium size chopped tomato
1 medium size chopped onion (optional)
1 tablespoon fine chopped ginger
1-.Wash dal and soak in water for sometime.
2-.In pressure cooker add dal, water, salt, turmeric,coriender powder and 2-3 drops of ghee, cook on medium high heat.Then on medium heat for near about 5-6 minutes.
3-Let the steam go off,then open the cooker for tadka.
1-.Heat ghee in a saucepan ,add hing and cumin seed,let it splutter.
2-Add bay leaves and chopped onion to it and saute for sometime .
3- Add ginger and chopped tomato and saute.
4-After sometime(4-5 min) ,add red chilli powder .
5- Add this tadka to dal and garnish it with few cilantro leaves.
NOTE- 1- you can make this tadka without tomato and onion too.(then it will be plain tadka dal)
2 - Adding 2-3 drops of lemon juice will give additional taste to it.