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Pressure cooker dal

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - mixed beans (moong, cowpeas, dried peas, rajma).
  • 2 tomatoes.
  • 1 onion.
  • 1 tbsp - chopped garlic.
  • 2 tbsp - grated ginger.
  • 2 cloves.
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds.
  • 1 inch - cinnamon.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 2 tbsp - oil.
  • A small pinch asafoetida.
  • 2 red chilli.
  • 1 green chillies.
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder.
  • Salt to taste.

How to Make

  • Rinse the beans and soak overnight.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, and red chillies.
  • Add chopped onions and cook until they are translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, red chilli powder and salt and stir for 3 mins.
  • Add the soaked beans and 4 cups of water.
  • Cook on a high flame up to 2 whistles.
  • Reduce flame and cook for about 45 mins.
  • Allow the pressure cooker to cool down on its own.
  • Serve garnished with cilantro with rotis or hot rice.