ROASTED GREEN GRAM DAL
Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll share with you all a very simple recipe for making legumes or dal and I hope you will like this endeavor of mine. Though this dish is simple, it is special in taste and is healthier packed with so much of proteins and vitamins. It requires little or no oil and is better tasting than the polished dals. You can make it quick enough and as it is a tadka-style dal you can just team it up with phulkas or rice alone and have all the fun, needing no accessory-dish to go with it. I sometimes eat it with poppadums, some pickle and yes, it tastes better than anything. So let’s start with it—-
- Whole Green Gram – 250 gms
- Onion -1 (big)
- Ginger and Garlic(cut into fine pieces)- 1 tsp
- Asafoetida – A pinch
- Roasted Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
- Green Chilly – 2
- Homemade Garam Masala -1 tsp
- Green Cardamom and Cinnamon- 1 each
- Tomato Puree – 1 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
- Dal Tadka Masala – 1 tsp
- Salt – According to taste
- Lemon Juice – 1/2 tsp
- Chopped Cilantro – For Garnishing
Roast the green gram. Chop the onion, ginger-garlic, green chilies and cilantro. Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric powder till done.
Take a wok. Add cumin, asafoetida, green cardamom, and cinnamon, ginger, garlic, green chilies cut into pieces and then add chopped onions. Fry for two minutes. Now add tomato puree and fry again.
Next add red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, dal tadka masala, homemade garam masala and fry for two minutes. Now add the boiled dal and mix everything well. Simmer on medium flame for two minutes. Squeeze or mix some lemon juice too in the dal. Garnish with chopped cilantro or fresh cream.
Our Roasted Green Gram Dal is done. Serve it with tandoori rotis, naan, chapati, steamed rice and some stir-fried veggies.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!