Wednesday, 5 December 2012

comfort food : five jewelled daal

When you talk about Indian food the first thing which comes to our mind is DAAL-RICE !!Its a staple in every indian household and there is something very homely and loving  about this meal.
I still remember our hostel days when the first thing I used to eat reaching home was daal rice...coz there is no comparison to home cooked daal rice.
Talking about pulses/daal there is a whole variety from chana ,moong,masur,arhar....But we usually eat arhar which is my hubby's fav.
Here I am sharing with you a five jewelled daal which is basically a mix of five pulses tempered with for all those days when you get bored of the usual daal you can try this one.
Hubby loved it and so this goes on our list of fav too !!



50 gm urad daal
50 gm chana daal
50 gm masoor(red lentils)
50 gm arhar/toor daal
100 gm green moong(chilka moong)
1 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste 

For tempering
3 tbsp ghee
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 large onion sliced
3 cloves of garlic
A piece of ginger
2-3 green chillies
1 tsp chopped coriander

For garnish
1tsp of butter/ghee
A pinch of red chilli powder



Wash and soak the lentils in warm water for an hour.Cook the lentils with turmeric and salt until done.
In a pan heat  ghee and add asafoetida and cumin seeds.Once they begin to splutter add onions and fry till golden.Add garlic,ginger and green chillies and fry till the mixture turns golden brown.Toss the mixture in the daal and give it a good mix.Serve it in a bowl drizzled with chilli butter.

Enjoy your comforting daal with a new twist !!!