Bengal Gram Dal with Basil and Rosemary

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - Bengal gram dal, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 2 to 3 sprigs - basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 sprigs - rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 - green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece - ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - sabzi masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp - each mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1 tsp - butter
  • To taste - lemon juice
  • To taste - salt

How to Make Bengal Gram Dal with Basil and Rosemary

  • Pressure cook the washed dal in 3 cups of water, along with rosemary and butter.
  • Allow 2 whistles. Cool the cooker, till all steam has escaped.
  • Remove the dal and mash very lightly with a mallet.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add mustard seed, cumin seed and allow to splutter.
  • Add basil leaves, chillies, ginger, and stir.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, sabzi masala powder, dal and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice, salt and take off fire.
  • Serve piping hot with white pulao or steamed rice.

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