Ingredients:

• 1 cup – whole green gram dal
• 2 medium – Onions
• 2 big – Tomato
• 1 tsp – Ginger Garlic paste (ready-made)
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala powder
• 1/2 tsp – mustard
• 3/4 tsp – Jeera or cumin
• 2 tsp – Ghee or oil
• Salt as needed

Method:

  1. Soak dal to approximately 4-6 hours and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  2. Chop onions and tomatoes finely.
  3. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel with ghee or oil and add mustard and jeera.
  4. After spluttering, add onions and fry for till translucent.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till that raw smell disappears.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes along with salt and other spice powders. Fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  7. Add 2 cups water and bring to boil.
  8. Then add cooked dal and stir well.
  9. Cook in low flame for 5-8 minutes till it becomes a thick gravy.
  10. If you want the gravy thick, try to mash a little dhal with your ladle itself.
  11. Top with butter or fresh cream and serve with any pulavs, plain rice, rotis or chapattis.
  12. Recipe courtesy: Rak’s Kitchen