Comfort Food - Post 25

Comfort Food - Post 25

Everyone has a comfort food isnt it... The food you crave when u have nothing else to do, when u wee bit down... when may be your mood is not uptight or may be the health is not the best... For N its rasam-rice.... and for me its dal-roti... seriously when nothing works Dal-Roti does...

And hence I love experimenting with dal, mixing various dal's together, adding some veggies to it... the variations give dal a face lift and make it an all new dish which is yummy and healthy too...

So when after marriage I first eat this dal which is the favorite of my mil too, I fell in love with it... a dal which has all my fav elements - dal, methi and palak... But unfortunately toor dal doesn't suit me too much these days... gives me terrible gas so I came up with my own version of this dal which now everyone in the house enjoys totally.........

Comfort Food - Post 25Everyone has a comfort food isnt it... The food you crave when u have nothing else to do, when u wee bit down... when may be your mood is not uptight or may be the health is not the best... For N its rasam-rice.... and for me its dal-roti... seriously when nothing works Dal-Roti does... And hence I ...

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    Ingredients

    A channa dal (use toor dal if u want to)
    cup
    Fresh methi (fengureek)
    2 bunches
    Fresh palak (spinach)
    3 bunches
    Shallots or baby onions
    8-10
    Large tomato chopped
    1
    Urad dal
    1 tsp
    Channa dal
    1 tsp
    Mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp
    Jeera seeds
    1/2 tsp
    Green chillies
    2-3
    Dry red chillies
    2-3
    Medium sized tamarind ball
    1
    Curry leaves
    7-8
    Sambhar powder (optional)
    1 tsp
    Corriander powder
    1 tsp
    Garam masala powder
    1/2 tsp
    Turmeric
    1 tsp

    Steps

    1. Wash and chop methi and palak leaves finely.
    2. Boil together with dal, chopped tomato, slit green chillies, salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker.
    3. Let the steam escape.
    4. Soak tamarind in warm water.
    5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard jeera seeds to it.
    6. After they turn brown and start spluttering add the urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves and dry red chillies.
    7. Fry for 2-3 minutes till the dal browns a little.
    8. Add onions to the same and fry them till golden brown.
    9. Add all dry masalas, fry for another minute.
    10. Add the dal, mash a bit along with the tamarind water.
    11. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes or so.
    12. Serve hot with rotis or rice

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    Comfort Food - Post 25
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