Monday, June 16, 2008

Hari Tadka Daal

This is a recipe I got from a friend and I tried it immediately after returning home! It’s a very simple daal but yet tastes so delicious, here goes the recipe.
Recipe serves 2
For the daal
2 to 3 tbspn. hari mung daal (green pulses)
1/2 cup water
1 tspn. Chilli powder
1/4 tspn. Turmeric powder
A pinch of hing
½ tspn. Sugar
2 to 3 tbspn. curd
Salt to taste

For tadka
1 tspn. Cumin seeds
1 to 2 tbspn. oil
1 dry red chilly
2 to 3 pods garlic (crushed)
3 to 4 leaves kadipatta

Method for daal
Cook the mund daal in the pressure cooker till it is perfectly cooked and can be smashed nicely. Add water, curd, hing, chilly powder, salt to taste, turmeric powder, sugar and blend till all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly, the curd should not be dissolved properly, no lumps should be left out. Keep aside.

Method for Tadka
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, after they sputter ands turn almost black, add kadipatta, garlic and red chilly. Let the garlic turn dark brown. Switch off the flame. Pour the same on top of the daal prepared earlier. Heat daal on low flame till one boil. Switch off the flame. Don’t boil it too much as we have added curd.

Your mouth watering daal is ready to be savoured!! Serve hot with rice and chapatis.