May 15, 2013



1 cup channa dal [black gram dal].
5 cup water.
1 small onion finely chopped.
1 medium tomato finely chopped.
1 tbsp. each ginger & garlic finely chopped.
2 green chillies finely chopped.
1/2 tsp.turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
1 tsp. jeera
1 pinch of hing
salt to taste
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. pure ghee


Wash the dal put in pressure cooker with water, turmeric, salt & butter.
After one pressure, let it cook on slow heat for another five minutes.
In the meantime take ghee in a pan, heat it .
 put jeera When jeera starts splutter put garlic , onion, let it be little golden brown, now
mix tomatoes & ginger, let them cook for 1-2 minutes.
Then add hing, chopped chilli  let it cook again for another minute, in last add red chilli & garam masala powders.
Now dal is also done. Open the cooker & mix the masala thoroughly, let the dal
boil once with masala, so that it can taste really good.
If the dal is more thick, boil little water and mix it while dal is boiling.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.

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