Peshawari Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated : 3 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - white gram (dhuli urad).
  • 2 Onions (finely sliced).
  • 2 piece Ginger (julliened).
  • 2 finely chopped green chillies.
  • a pinch Turmeric powder.
  • 2 slit green chillies.
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder.
  • ½ tsp - Garam Masala powder.
  • some fresh Coriander leaves (finely chopped).
  • 1 Lemon juice.
  • 4 tbsp - oil.
  • salt to taste.

How to Make Peshawari Dal

  • Wash the dal well. Soak in hot water for 3-4 hours.
  • Put into a microwave safe dish with 4 cups water and turmeric powder.
  • Cover and microwave at 100% power for 11 mins, stirring twice. Stand 5 mins. Add salt.
  • The water should have been completely absorbed and the dal should be tender.
  • Heat the oil in a shallow glass dish at 100% power for 3 mins. Drop the slit green chillies.
  • Microwave at 100% power for 4 minutes or till the chillies are slightly wrinkled.
  • Remove and set aside. Into the same oil, drop the ginger.
  • Microwave at the same power level for 2.30 minutes. Set aside.
  • Pour in a little more oil in the dish and heat for 2 mins.
  • Add the onions, chopped green chillies and coriander powder and cook for 4 mins.
  • Add the dal, along with half the fried ginger, cover, cook at 80% power for 2 mins or till heated through.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and garam masala powder.
  • Serve garnished with green chillies, fresh coriander leaves and remaining ginger. Serve hot.