II Spicy Urad Daal II


  • 1 cup Urad (white) Daal
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • 4-5 flakes Garlic (paste)
  • 1" piece of Ginger (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2tsp dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2tbsp oil
  • Clean and wash daal. Wash it 3-4 times rubbing in palms and drain.
  • Now pressure cook it for 8-10 minutes with 3-4 cups of water, salt, turmeric powder and half of garlic paste.
  • After daal is cooked heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and fry for a moment. Add ginger and garlic pastes and stir-fry till light brown.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till it softens. Now add onion and green chilies and starry for a minute.
  • Add all dry masala and fry till it starts leaving oil. If it start sticking sprinkle little water.
  • Now add the cooked daal and cook till it starts thicking. (Do not allow to thicken much).
  • Sprinkle little garam masala and put a little butter on it. Garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot. Goes well with laccha paratha  orroti .