Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Indian Dal-Dalma(Lentils with Vegetables)

Lentils are pack with protein and are very good for growing kids.This simple dal is inspired by the recipe Dalma from Odisha.It contains vegetables and is cooked in very little oil.Dalma tastes best when served hot with plain steamed rice.
Yellow Pigeon peas(Toor dal)-1/2 cup
Yellow Pumpkin-5- 6small cubes
Yam-3-4 small cubes
French beans-3-4
Raw banana-1
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
For Tempering
Oil/Ghee-2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Dried Red Chilli-2
Carom seeds-a pinch
Aniseed-a pinch
For the Powder
Cumin seeds-4 table spoons
Dry Red chillies-4-5
How to make the powder
-Dry roast the dried red chillies and cumin seeds and let it cool
-Coarsely grind in a pestle to make powder.
How to Cook the Dalma
-Soak the toor dal in 2-3 cups of water for atleast 1 hour.
-Cut all the vegetables into small or medium size.
-Take a pressure cooker and add the washed toor dal and the cut vegetables.
-Add salt and turmeric powder and 5 cups of water.
-Let it cook for 3-4 whistles.Allow it to cool.
-Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add mustard chilli,cumin seeds,red chilli and allow it to splutter.
-Now add the cooked vegetables and dal and cook for another4 -3minutes .
-Turn off the flame and add the roasted and  powdered cumin seeds and red chilli.
-Serve hot with plain steamed rice.

1 comment:

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