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Thursday, 20 February 2014
Chana Dal , Alu & Methi
recipe was the result of some imaginative thinking and sad looking
fresh green methi staring at me in the fridge . The end result was
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.
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