Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sonal's Amritsari Dal

Sonal's Amritsari Dal 

When I follow a recipe to the tee it is either because I the recipe or because I trust the writer of the recipe and have full faith in the person's recipe. Today it was both. The moment I read about this fantastic Amritsari Dal from my friend Sonal's blog, Simply vegetarian777, I knew it would be a beautiful mushy thick pulse.

There is a second reason why I knew I must follow this recipe. Sonal is one of the few people who gives importance to one's health and her recipes are always always healthy. The other reason why I love love love this recipe is because of the minimum number of ingredients required.  I did cut down the recipe by half as per my requirement . 

Serves 2 to 3 

Anyway here is the recipe for Sonal's Amritsari Dal :- 

1/2 cup whole urad dal
1/8th cup chana dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 mint leaves
2 whole red chilies
Salt as per taste
3/4th tsp cumin powder
Red chili powder as per taste - I needed 1/2 tsp
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 large tomato finely chopped
1/2 a small onion finely chopped
3 cups of water

Soak the pulses overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours. Now pressure cook them on low heat with 3 cups of water till the first whistle and then simmer for another 5 minutes.

Now heat the ghee and add cumin seeds . When the cumin seeds splutter then add the whole red chilies and onion and saute for sometime and add the ginger and tomato and cook on low heat till it beocmes a nice mushy paste and then add the pulse which you have cooked and bring to a boil and add salt, cumin powder and red chili powder and simmer for 15 minutes.

Enjoy a healthy meal with some wholewheat chapatis