Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Quick Dal

One of the easy, quick and simple dal is cooked in pressure cooker here. This dal is yummy and good to have with all the main dishes. This dal is very helpful,  when are just back from a travel and just want to eat some home food that too with rice.


Here I have used Toor dal, tomatoes, green chilly, ingh/asafoetida, gorikai/clustered beans, ginger, turmeric, coriander leaves and little methi/fenugrik seeds. Cooked every thing in cooker and seasoned with curry leaves, mustard and jeera.
Let us see the Recipe Now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Toor dal : 1 Cup
Gori kai /Cluster Beans : 1 Small bowl. (1 Handful).
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Methi Seeds : 4 to 5
Tomatoes : 2 Medium Sized
To Add  :
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ginger : Grated : 1 Teaspoon ( An inch ).
To Season :
Ghee / Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

Method : 

1. Wash and cut tomatoes, cluster beans, and slit green chilly.
2. Wash and cook toor dal,cut cluster beans, tomatoes, dry methi seeds with required water. (Pressure cook).
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put ghee. Add mustard seeds and jeera.
4. Add green chilly once the mustard seeds splutter. Add ingh and curry leaves.
5. Add cooked toor dal - cluster beans mixture and mix it nicely.(Smash it nicely).
6. Add little turmeric powder and required salt. Mix it well. Add grated ginger.


7.Let it boil nicely. Add cut coriander leaves and shift the dal to a serving bowl.

8. Quick Dal is ready to serve.

Note :

You can use palak, harive/amaranth leaves instead of cluster beans. Adding more chilly is optional.
Use of oil instead of ghee is optional. Use of onions and garlic is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

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