Friday, July 23, 2010

MAA KI DAL




This dal is very simple to make but super delicious,only condition is time & patience.My friends love it when they eat at my place and ask the recipe,but when they cook it at their home,they complain it doesn't turn out the same.I ask them,"did u follow all d instructions?" they reply in negative!The point is it takes almost 7 hours slow heat cooking and if you skip it,it won't be the same!Here's the recipe=

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 cup whole urad dal
  2. 2 tbsp. red kidney beans(Rajma)
  3. 8 cups water
  4. 2 medium size finely chopped onions
  5. 2 medium size tomatoes
  6. 1 serving spoon olive oil
  7. 1/2 stick butter
  8. 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  9. 1 tsp. corriander powder
  10. 1 tbsp. garam masala powder(I use store bought for this recipe).
  11. salt according to taste
PROCEDURE:

  1. Heat olive oil in a vessel(you can use desi ghee or any kind of refined oil).
  2. Add onions and fry them till they turn pink.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and all the dry masalas,cook till tomato gets tender and oil is separated.
  4. Add (overnight soaked dal and rajma) and water,cook till 3 whistles.
  5. Let the cooker absorb the steam.
  6. Now on very slow heat,let it cook for hours,occasionally stirring it.
  7. When the urad dal splits into two parts and onion is no more distinguishly visible,it is done.It will take approx. 7 hours.
  8. Add butter and enjoy!

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