15 February 2010

White urad dal

Serves 2
1/2 cup urad dal, rinsed
3 1/2 cups of water
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped fine
2-3 whole peppercorns
1/2 tsp salt

For tempering
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 dried red chillies crushed
1 pinch asafoetida
1/2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  1. Combine dal, water, ginger, salt, peppercorns and turmeric in a rice cook. Let it cook until dal is soft and soupy, about 40 mins.
  2. Heat butter in a small pan. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and crushed chilles. As soon as you can smell the cumin, take off the flame and tip it into the cooked dal.
  3. Add lime juice and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.


Mekhala said...

will definitely try this! I love all dals!!

Gayatri said...

Tried this yesterday. Was a super hit! So easy and delicious :)