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

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  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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