Dal Makhani

1 1/2 cups toor dal, washed and drained
2 tomatoes, medium sized, cut into large pieces
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander leaves, chopped

For seasoning:
1 small onion, chopped
A pinch of hing
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dhania powder
4-5 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 stick butter
Salt to taste

Boil the dal and tomatoes with a pinch of turmeric powder
and 1 cup water till the dal is soft.
Add salt to taste.
Set aside.
In a saucepan, prepare the seasoning by heating the butter.
Add the cumin and mustard.
When the cumin is slightly fried, add all the other seasoning
ingredients except the red chilli, turmeric and dhania.
Fry till the onion starts turning color.
Now add the powders and fry for a minute.
Remove from heat and add the boiled dal/tomato to this.
Add the chopped coriander leaves.
Mix well.
Adjust the salt if necessary.
Add 1 cup of water.
Bring it to a boil and remove.
Serve hot with rotis or plain rice.


At Monday, December 18, 2006 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Tsipporah said...

So delicious!I never try Indian food before,now I'm eager for a dish....haha

At Sunday, December 24, 2006 7:02:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

What is toor dal? I am curious. The dish looks appetizing. My husband loves Indian food.

At Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Bookride said...

Dal is not dull, I notice you only recommend a pinch of turmeric. Must remember. Thanks.

At Friday, December 29, 2006 1:58:00 PM, Blogger David said...

Cool. Thank you for sharing.

At Friday, January 05, 2007 4:51:00 AM, Blogger Information Junkie said...

This is my favorite Indian food. Thank you for sharing. Miss Bombay very much when I see such delicious food.

At Monday, February 05, 2007 3:28:00 AM, Blogger Aayush Bhatnagar said...

yummy ! chak de phatte !! hehe


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