Saturday, April 23, 2011

Panchavati dal

1/4 Cup moong dal
1/4 Cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
1/4 Cup tur dal (split pigeon peas)
1/4 Cup urad dal (split black gram )
1/4 Cup chana dal (split chickpea )
2 Onions, finely chopped
3 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1" Ginger piece, minced fine
4 pods garlic, minced
1 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Some chopped, cilantro/ dhania
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
4 Indian green chillies, slitted
Few curry leaves
Few pinches, Asafoetida

1.  Mix all of these dals add some water & pressure cook it upto 2 whistles.
2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter, then add cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. 
3. Now add chopped onions, ginger, garlic & tomatoes. Cook a little untill onions are translucent.
4. Add boiled dals, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, and bring it to one quick boil.
5. Finally add freshly squeezed lemon juice & cilantro.
Serve with rice or naan..