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Sindhi dal

Recipe source – Sanjeev Kapoor

You need –

  • Bengal gram/Channa dal – 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Amchur/dried mango powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds –1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafetida – A good pinch
  • Green chili – 2. slit length-wise
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Onion – 1 small thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
How to –
Wash and clean the dal in several changes of water. Pressure cook the channa with turmeric and salt with 1.5 cups of water till done.
In sauce pan add the cooked dal,  chili powder, amchur powder. Add water if the dal is dry.  Stir and cook over low heat.
For tempering, heat oil in a small pan, tip the cumin seeds. once they start to splatter add the green chilies, curry leaves, asafetida, garam masala powder. Stir briefly and add this to the dal . Mix well and turn off the heat.
Garnish with chopped onions and coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice or roti.

Dal Palak

You need –

  • Mung dal/split pigeon peas – 1/2 cup
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 – 1.5 cups or as required
  • Spinach – 1 bunch, chopped
  • Black mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Garlic – 2-3 cloves, minces
  • Ginger – Minced, 2 teaspoons
  • Tomatoes – 1 small, finely chopped
  • Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
 How to –

In a pressure cooker, add the lentils, chili powder, turmeric powder, water and cook till done. set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and once they start to sizzle, add the onion, ginger and garlic. Stirring continuously till the onions turn translucent. Now tip the garam masala and cook till fragrant. Add the tomatoes and stir from a few seconds.

Add the cooked dal, salt to taste and water too adjust the constancy as required. Stir in the spinach, cover and cook till the spinach is cooked through about 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot with rice or roti.