Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gujarati Dal

 1 cup Tuvar dal
1 tomato, diced
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
1" stick ginger, crushed
3-5 green chilli, slit
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp hing
2 tsp lemon juice
 curry leaves
coriander leaves

Pressure cook dal  with a tablespoon of oil & salt. Pour into a saucepan with 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.  Simmer on low flame for 5 minutes.

Temper with heating oil in a pan,  add mustard seeds, hing , garlic, curry leaves, splutter for a minute add  tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder , ginger & all other spice powder and sauté until the tomatoes are soft. Add the tempering to the cooked dal. Squeeze lemon juice & garnish with chopped cilantro.

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