Black Daal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup - black gram dal
  • 1/4 cup - green gram dal
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 1tsp - chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp - each cumin & mustard seeds
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • For seasoning:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken

How to Make Black Daal

  • Wash dal and pressure cook in 2 cups water. Cool and remove from cooker.
  • Mash very lightly with a spoon.
  • Heat half the ghee in a deep saucepan.
  • Add seeds, asafoetida, and seasoning. Allow to splutter.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, fry for a minute.
  • Add onions. Fry till light brown. Add tomatoes and green chillies.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add dal, bring to boil.
  • Add turmeric, salt, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Take in serving dish.
  • Heat remaining ghee in a small saucepan.
  • Add chopped coriander to the hot ghee and pour over dal immediately.
  • Stir gently. Serve with hot parathas or rice.
  • Variations: Use any other dal of your choice with same procedure. To make the dish spicier, add some curry powder.

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