Posts Tagged ‘Dal’

Black Dal/Whole Urad Dal

Posted: May 25, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Black Dal/Whole Urad Dal  

This is one of my family favorite dal of all times. As I have already said that dal has to be there in our everyday meal so here is the recipe of Black Whole Urad Dal.  

Urad Dal

Urad Dal

INGREDIENTS: For Dal: 

For Dal tadka: 

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chillies deveined and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION: 

  • Wash and pressure cook dal with turmeric powder, salt to taste and water.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, dried red chillies and green chillies and cook until onions get translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt to taste, cook until masala separates from oil about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cooked dal in the pan with some water for consistency. Stir well and give a boil.
  • Serve hot with rice and desi ghee(clarified butter) on top.
Whole Urad Dal with Rice

Whole Urad Dal with Rice

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Masoor Dal Chawal

Posted: May 17, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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 Masoor Dal Chawal   

Dal chawal is the most traditional north indian food. Everyone cook dal chawal basically every day by using different kinds of dals/lentils. There are varieties of dal/lentils used in india. I still identify dal/lentils by its color, i mean i just say yellow dal, black dal , orange dal and all. The most common dals used at my house are(will write down the names so that it becomes easier for everyone to understand and search) : arhar dal, masoor dal, whole urad dal, split urad dal, spilt masoor dal(its orange in color), channa dal, moong dal etc. At my house my mom makes dal almost every day, it’s a good source of protein. So, here i am sharing a recipe for masoor dal.    

Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal

Masoor dal chawal

Masoor dal chawal

INGREDIENTS: 

For dal:    

  • 1 cup masoor dal
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste   

For dal tadka:     

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chillies, de-vined, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste   

PREPARATION:   

  • Wash and pressure cook dal with turmeric powder, salt to taste and 2 cups of water.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, dried red chillies and green chillies and cook until onions get translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt to taste, cook until masala separates from oil about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add  cooked dal in the pan with some water for consistency. Stir well and give a boil.
  • Serve hot with rice and desi ghee on top.