Saturday, January 17, 2009
Utterly delicious Dal
It was Christmas time and I had taken both my kids for lunch to work. Some of my colleagues (women) joined us in the cafeteria. The kids were having a blast while we were discussing kids and their food tantrums. That's when one of them asked my 7 year old daughter - 'Do you like anything your Mom cooks ?' She said 'yes - yellow Dal'. Everyone burst out laughing...
Since then every time I get down to making this Dal I remember that incident. While making it today, I thought of posting it here..
Arhar Dal - 1 cup for the whole family
Tomatoes - 2 large ones
Onions - 1 large
Curry leaves - few
Green Chillies - 2
Panch Phutan - 2tsp
Turmeric Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tea spoon
Hing - pinch (optional)
In a pan, add Dal, cut tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and twice the amount of water as Dal. Add more water if needed. Boil it till the Dal is cooked.
Heat oil in pan, add panch phutan and green chilies and allow spluttering.
I also add a pinch of hing at this point (optional)
Then add onions and curry leaf and fry till onions turn brown.
Add the whole baghar to the Dal or add a little bit of baghar to each serving of the Dal to make it look special!
Enjoy my daughter's favorite Dal .Sending this to FIC - YELLOW hosted by Sunshinemom.