Thursday, 20 February 2014

Chana Dal , Alu & Methi

This recipe was the result of some imaginative thinking and sad looking fresh green methi staring at me in the fridge . The end result was delicious.
Adjust the ratio of dal , alus and methi ( you can skip too ) to suit your palate.
1 Cup Chana Dal - Soak 2 Hours , then strain.
2 Alus Peeled and Cubed.
5 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Methi.
Paste of 1 Big Onion.
1 Tomato Pureed .
1 Tomato Chopped.
1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste.
1/2 teaspoon Haldi
1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder.
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder.
Salt & Chilies to taste.
2 Tablespoons +1 teaspoon Mustard oil.
Heat 2 tablespoons mustard oil. When hot add onion paste and fry till brown. Now add in tomato paste and chopped tomatoes along ginger paste and all masalas and cook till oil separates. Add Methi , potatoes and strained chana dal and bhuno for about 10 minutes , slowly adding water . When half done add the garlic paste , and sufficient water to complete cooking. You want a thin , but not too much gravy.When potatoes and dal are cooked add 1 teaspoon mustard oil , stir , and adjust flavors.Eat with hot rotis or rice.
Remember , dont cook in a pressure cooker as you want each grain of the dal to stand firm as you see in the picture.This came out real tasty .

Sikandalous Cuisine

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. Never tried chana dal with alu and methi.