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Dal Pulao

Posted: May 9, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Since childhood my body is programmed in such a way that I need to have rice once in a day. If I don’t have rice once, it feels like I didn’t had anything to eat and will start craving for some. Whenever we used to travel and after reaching home, the only food you want to have is simple dal chawal(rice).  Atleast this happens to everyone in my house.
Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking from the scratch but still wanted to have something simple which requires not much cooking and still satisfy my palate. For those days this one pot meal is perfectly fits in the menu.  This dish is simple pulao with orange lentil and some veggies. You can add or omit whatever you have in your hand and make this.Hence made this version of pulao which is truly satisfying and delicious at the same time.
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper+green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon corinader powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao

Method:

  • Heat oil in a deep skillet, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add onions, garlic, bay leaves, green chillies and cook until onions turns slight brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, carrots, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste. Cover the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Wash rice and dal together for 2-3 times in running water and then add it to the pan and mix everything together.
  • Add 2 cups of water, cover the pan and cook on medium heat untl the rice is done and all the water is evaporated.
  • In between the half way of cooking rice, add chopped pepper to the pan and mix everything and cook.
  • Once done, uncover the pan and fluff it with fork and serve hot with raita and pickle of your choice. Enjoy!!
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao

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Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi

Posted: June 30, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi

My mom would make this sabzi once in a while. On the weekend I was talking to her and she had prepared this sabzi for dinner, so I thought to make this for our dinner too. I like the taste of channa dal and aloo/potatoes together. It compliments the taste of each other.

Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi

Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup channa dal
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Soak channa dal in water for about 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in pan over high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies followed by onions and cook until onions are slightly brown.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, curry leaves,turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes cover the lid of the pan.
  • Add potatoes and channa dal and cover the pan and cook until potatoes are tender and channa dal has little bite to it not mushy.
  • Serve with hot roti’s.
Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi

Aloo aur Channa Dal Sabzi