Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dal Panchratna



Preparation Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 10 to 12 minutes
Serving - 2

Ingredients:

Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) - 2 tablespoons
Whole black gram (sabut urad)  - 2 tablespoons
Whole green grams (sabut moong) -2 tablespoons
Split Bengal gram (chana dal) - 2 tablespoons
Split pigeon pea (toor dal) - 2 tablespoons
Pure ghee - 1 1/2 tablespoons
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cumin seeds ( jeera) -3/4 teaspoon
Onions,chopped - 2 small
Tomato,chopped - 1 small
Coriander powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder -1/3 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Yogurt,whisked  - 1/3 cup
Salt  to taste
Cream,whipped  - 1 1/2 tablespoons

Method:

Soak all the dals in two cups of water for an hour and a half. Drain and set aside.

In a pressure cooker, take all the dals with three cups water and pressure cook for three to four whistles.

Heat pure ghee in a pan and add cinnamon and cumin seeds and sauté till golden brown.

Add onions,  tomato, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder,  and red chilli powder and sauté for two to three minutes.

Add yogurt and cook for two minutes more. Add cooked dals, two third cup water and salt and allow the mixture to come to a boil.

Serve it hot, garnished with cream.

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