Published:  12:00 AM, 08 March 2017

Must-try dal recipes

Must-try dal recipes

Ingredients:


* 1 cup gahat/kulath/horse gram dal v 4-5 cloves of garlic v 1/2-inch piece of ginger v 3-4 green chillies v 1 tsp jakhiya or take 1 tsp cumin seeds v 1/2 tsp dry coriander powder v 1/4 tsp turmeric powder v 3 cups water v salt, to taste v 1/2 cup mustard oil

Method:

*  Soak gahat dal in water, overnight and if using arhad/horse gram dal then, soak for one to two hours.
*    In the morning, wash and rub the dal in running water so that it is free of seed covering.
*    Grind it into a dry thick paste along with green chilies, garlic and ginger.
*    Place a skillet on moderate flame and put some oil in it and make thick pancakes of the dal paste.
*    Use only half of the paste for making the cakes.
*    Mix water with remaining paste making it of pouring consistency.
*    Heat oil in a deep pan or wok and add jakhiya seeds.
*    Then add gahat paste, turmeric powder, dry coriander powder and salt.
*    Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on slow fire.
*    Add the gahat cakes to the gravy and continue simmering it for another 10 minutes.
*    The gravy should have pouring consistency.
*    If thick add some more water and heat till it boils.
*    Garnish with pure ghee and chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

-Phanu


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