Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dal Pakwan

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:
250 gm Chana dal.
2 finely chopped onions
2 chopped tomatoes
4-5 cloves of crushed Garlic
1 piece crushed ginger.
1 tbsp dhana jeera
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1tbsp cumin seed (jeera)
2-3 slit from center green chillies.
2-3 tbsp dry aamchur powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp of coriander
2 tbsp of oil
6-7 leaves of kadi pata.

Method for dal:
1.Soak chana dal in water at least 6 hrs before you start making dal pakwan.
2.After the dal is soaked you can cook it in any of the below two ways.
a) Put it in cooker with water and remove it after two whistles.
b) Take it in a vessel with water and remove it when it starts to boil. But make sure the dal is cooked at the same time it is not crushed. (It should be wholesome)
3. Take 2 tbsp oil in a vessel and put it on gas. Now put cumin seeds (jeera) in it . After it starts to crackle add kadi patta to it.
4.Put in it crushed garlic, crushed ginger, chopped tomatoes & onion and saute it.
5. Once the onion starts to turn brown and tomatoes start to cook then add the dal prepared in step 2 in it.
6. Now add salt, red chilly powder, dhana jeera, garam masala and coriander. Now let everything heat.
It shiuld be heated to such an extent that it is neither too liquidy nor too solid.
7. Your dal is now ready.