Monday, August 15, 2011

Dhal - Andra Special Dhal

This recipe given to me by mum. From memory, she got the recipe from local TV show in India and of course, modified to our taste buds. 

You need:
Toor Dhal - 200ml
finely chopped onions - 100ml
finely chopped tomato - 200ml
turmeric - pinch
chili powder - 1 tsp or, according to your taste
garlic - cloves, if they are small like Indian garlic just peel them. if they are big, like Australian garlic peel them and cut each of them into pieces.
Broken red chillies - 4-5 pieces
curry leaves - few
Coriander for garnishing

Pressure cook dhal with a pinch of turmeric. In a kadai or fry pan, fry chopped onion for 3-4 minutes. Then add chopped tomato and fry for 2 minutes. Then add chili powder, salt and fry until it thickens. Add cooked dhal to this and add required amount of water and cook for further 10 minutes and remove. Then, take a table spoon of oil in a small seasoning pan and season using mustard, garlic, curry leaves, red chillies and hing. Add this seasoning to dhal and cover it immediately. Finally garnish with coriander just before serving.

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