Friday, September 9

Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style)

Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style) This dal has lots of verities and everybody cooks in their own style though the ingredients are same. Usually kaali dal is made using black gram (kaali urad dal) but I have made using whole masoor dal and whole urad dal and the result was not bad at all. I served it with hot phulkas and jeera rice and my dinner was sorted..

1/2 cup whole masoor dal
1/2 cup whole urad dal
1 large onion, 1 large tomato and 2 green chilles (finely chopped)
1/2tsp cumin
1tsp red chilli powder
1/2tsp turmeric
1tsp coriander powder
1/2tsp garam masala
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp ghee
2tbsp fresh cream or 3tbsp milk
Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
Soak both the dals for 4 hours.
Pressure cook the soaked dals, ginger garlic paste and salt for about 4 to 5 whistles.
In a mean time, In a deep kadai, add ghee and cumin when they splutter, add the chopped onion and green chillies, fry till the onion get a golden brown color. then add red chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder, fry for a minute, add the chopped tomato's and cook till the oil separates from the masala. that will take about 5 to 6 minutes. Now add the pressure cooked dal and garam masala and mix them well. adjust the seasoning. Then allow the dal to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes on a low flame. finely garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. 
Serve hot with Roti's and Jeera Rice.


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