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12 June, 2013

Kali Dal

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachlor, Blogging Marathon, Butter, Chana daal, Coriander, Cream, Garam Masala, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chillies, Tomatoes, Whole Urid on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , ,

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Like I said my ideas for this edition of BM were zero.  Then thankfully I rang up Vaishali this is one of her suggestions. I must say that I have made this dal for the first time and I am tasting this dal after ages..

Now I have this dal written down somewhere I know but I am in no mood to hunt for it. I am sure I will find it on some scrap of paper with no heading or source written down on it. Why I do that I do not know but then most of the times I am able to identify the recipe and I do make it.  But like I said not now!!

kali dal

So the best way to make a new recipe is to find a great cook and follow what he/she does. Well who better than Sanjeev Kapoor! Well this is exactly Sanjeev Kapoor for I like his recipes and I find no need to modify them they suit out tastes perfectly…

So here is Kali dal as shown by Sanjeev Kapoor on U tube here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup whole urid
  • 3 tblsp rajma
  • 3 tblspn chana dal
  • 1 tblsp ginger juliennes
  • salt
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tblsp ghee
  • 3 tblsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 red chillies
  • 1 tblsp garlic paste
  • 1 tblsp ginger paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tblsp garam masala
  • ¼ cup  fresh cream
  • coriander leaves

Method:

  • Mix the urid, rajma and chana dal soak minimum for 6-8 hours. Mine stayed soaked overnight.
  • In the morning add ginger a tsp of red chilli powder and the ginger juliennes. Cook in pressure cooker for 2 whistles then lower the flame and keep cooking for minimum 15 minutes. Switch off the gas and let the pressure drop naturally.
  • Heat ghee and butter add jeera and let the jeera crackle and become brown.
  • Add the chopped onion and fry on low flame till the onions are brown.
  • Add the red chillies, ginger garlic paste and tomato puree, garam masala. Fry till it cooks well and you get a lovely aroma.
  • Meanwhile your cooker will now open.  Mash the dal and rajma with the back of your ladle.
  • Mix the fried puree in the cooker with the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Add fresh cream; check the seasoning and pressure cook for one whistle.
  • Let the pressure drop naturally.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander and onion rings (I forgot the onion rings) with masala tandoori roti  & egg chat.

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This is my entry for BM# 29. Check the other BM entries here.

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​Hi! First time here? You are Most Welcome! I hope you keep coming back for more here. If you are my regular visitor then Thanks, for you encourage me to experiment more!! I would like you to please click on my link below and like my Facebook Page. I will be happy if you can follow me on on Twitter too!    ​

0 thoughts on : Kali Dal

  • June 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    The dal looks wholesome and delicious. The masala roti you’ve served it with looks good too.

  • June 13, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Wow, nutritious dal, i have some whole urad dal, have to make some soon. Inviting platter there.

  • June 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    love the variety of spices and dals used in this

  • June 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    That curry looks creamy and delicious.

  • June 13, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Dal looks delicious and so does the masala tandoori roti.

  • June 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Wow one of my favorite dal you are tempting me… I like to have this with plain basmathi rice..

  • June 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hheeheh..you are scatter brain and like minded people folk together..even I forget where I write down a recipe and end up making something else. I got my gyan on Punjabi dishes from Sanjeev Kapoor.. The entire plate looks so delish..where is the recipe for that masala roti, that looks great as well..

  • June 16, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Wholesome, healthy and delicious without a doubt!!

  • June 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Looks like a complete meal!!! Dal n Rice anytime with some papad and pickle, i m settled for the day!!!

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