Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Hariyali Dal - Curry

A rich and tasty dal, containing masoor dal and greens.
Cooking Time : 20 min.
Preparation Time : 10 min.
Serves 6 to 8.


1 1/2 teacups uncooked masoor dal
2 cups greens (palak, methi and coriander)
1 chopped onion
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons amchur powder
1 chopped tomato
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 teaspoon chilli powder
3 tablespoons ghee
salt to taste

To be ground into a paste

6 cloves garlic
6 green chillies
25 mm. (1") piece ginger

* Cook the dal separately with 2 cups of water.
* Heat the ghee on a tava, add the onion and cumin seeds and fry for at least 2 minutes.
* Add the cooked dal, the greens, amchur powder, tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder, paste and salt and cook for a few minutes.
* Serve hot.

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