Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bengali Dal

I found this recipe in my quest to make different dals and it is a keeper.  I found it in a recipe book from the library and adapted it to meet my taste!

Bengali Dal
Serves 4

  • 1 cup channa dal
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon of panch pharon mixture (equal parts cumin, fennel, fenugreek, black mustard and nigella seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons amchoor
  • 1/2 teaspoon haldi/turmeric
  • chopped/sliced red onions for garnish
  1. Wash channa dal and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in small pan and add panch pharon.  Add mango powder and dal.  Add salt, haldi and 2 cups of water.
  3. Cook in pressure cooker for 7 minutes or 4 whistles or on stove top until dal is cooked.
  4. Enjoy with rice with red onions on top.

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