Dec 22, 2010

Jeera Dal ( without onion & garlic )

Jeera Dal ( without onion & garlic )

Serves: 3 - 4

You will need

For Dal:

1/2 cup ( 50 g ) tur dal
2 1/2 cups ( 250 ml ) water
1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise

For Dal:

Wash and clean tur dal and soak in 2 1/2 cups water for half an hour. Mix the soaked dal with water, salt, turmeric powder and oil and pressure cook for 15 minutes ( reduce heat after 2 nd whistle and cook for 15 minutes on a low heat ). Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.

Open the lid and boil again for 10 minutes on a low heat with 1 slit green chilli. Adjust salt to taste.

For Seasoning:

1 tablespoon ghee / oil
1/2 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/8 teaspoon amchur powder ( dry mango powder )
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


Heat oil or ghee in a pan. Reduce heat.

Add jeera. Fry till golden color and fragrant. Do not fry till dark brown color.

Add coriander powder, amchoor powder and garam masala powder. Cook on a low heat for 1/2 minute.

Remove from heat and add red chilli powder and coriander leaves. Mix well for 2 - 3 minutes.

pour this seasoning over the hot cooked dal. Mix gently and serve with Roti / Rice.

Basic recipe - Nita Mehta’s cookery book


Priya Suresh said...

Wat a quick,comforting and prefect dal..would love with papads..

Hari Chandana P said...

Nice one :)

Nisha said...

tried it & really tastes good...thx 4r sharing this recipe