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Dal amritsari Recipe

Dal amritsari is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 200 gm - Urad Dal (black lentils) whole
  • 1/4 cup - Channa dal (split chickpeas)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 inch - Ginger
  • 2 Cloves - Garlic
  • 5 tbsp - groundnut oil
  • 3 tbsp. Onions
  • 5 Green chillies
  • 1/4 cup - Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp - Mint leaves
  • 100 gm - Butter
  • How to Make Dal amritsari:

    1. Pick lentils, wash in running water and soak for at least 30 mins.
    2. Drain.
    3. Scrape, wash and chop ginger.
    4. Peel and chop garlic.
    5. Peel, wash and chop onions.
    6. Remove stems, wash, slit, deseed and chop green chillies.
    7. Wash and chop tomatoes. Clean and wash mint.
    8. Put the drained lentils in a utensil, add salt and water (approx. 2 litres/8 1/3 cup), bring to a boil, reduce to low heat and remove the scum.
    9. Add two-thirds each of ginger and garlic, cover and simmer until the dals are cooked and two-thirds of the liquid has evaporated.
    10. Mash the lentils lightly against the sides with a wooden spoon. Adjust the seasoning.
    11. Heat oil in a wok, add onions and saute over medium heat until light brown.
    12. Add the remaining ginger and garlic and saute until onions are brown.
    13. Then add green chillies, stir for a minute, add tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are mashed.
    14. Transfer the lentils, stir for 2 mins, then cook until medium-thick consistency is reached. Remove to four individual bowls, garnish with mint, top with a knob of butter and serve as an accompaniment .


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