II  Dhaba Daal II

Ingredients: Serves 4-5

  • 1/2 cup  Urad Chilka Daal (Split black gram)
  • 1/4 cup Channa Daal (Bengal Gram)
  • 1/4 cup Rajma (Red kidney beans)
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 2 chopped tomato
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • 6-8 flakes Garlic (chopped)
  • 1" piece of Ginger (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp Cumin powder(jeera powder)
  • 2tsp dhania powder (Coriander powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Kasori Methi
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Clean and wash daals and Rajma. Wash it 3-4 times rubbing in palms and drain. Now Soak them overnight or for 6 hours together in enough water.
  • Drain soaked daals. Add 6 cups of water and salt, pressure cook them  for 30 minutes.
  • After daal is cooked heat oil in a pan and add garlic  and stir-fry till light brown. Add chopped onions, ginger and green chillies and saute till golden brown in colour.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till it softens. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, kasoori methi powder and fry stirring continously till it starts leaving oil. If it start sticking sprinkle little water.
  • Now add the cooked daal and butter, mix well. Simmer and cook daal for 10-15 minutes, stirring occaisonally.
  • Sprinkle little garam masala and  garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot. Goes well with tandoori roti and plain paratha .