Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simple Dhal | Indian Curry Recipes

This is a simple dhal recipe which can be put together in less than 20 mins.
Serves 3-4
Toor dhal - 1 cup
Onion - chopped 3/4 cup
Garlic - 5-6 cloves crushed
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves/Cilantro - few twigs

For seasoning:
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Thalippu vadagam(badaga) - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Cook toor dhal in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt and a drizzle of oil. Allow 3 whistles. When done and still warm seperate the dhal water and mash the dhal. Add garlic, onion, chilli powder and the dhal water and cook for another whistle. For seasoning, heat 2 tsps of oil and add the mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves and the thalippu vadagam and pour the seasoning over the hot dhal and it is ready. Server hot with rice and ghee.

I am sending this simple dhal recipe to My legume love affair #30 event guest hosted Priya of Mharo Rajasthan, hosted by Susan.
Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes - Rajasthan A State in Western India: Guest Hosting My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) # 30

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