Friday, November 30, 2012

Urad ki dal recipe

Its very simple to cook and tastes awesome

The awesome urad ki dal 

Prep Time  5 mins
Cooking Time  20 mins

1/2 cup dhuli urad ki dal (dhuli and split)
2tsp jeera (cumin) seeds
2tbsp oil
1tsp hing (asafoetida) powder
2tsp lal mirch (red chilli) powder
1tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
1tbsp grated adrak (ginger)
salt to taste
water to boil dal
fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Wash the urad ki dal and soak in water for 10 minutes.

Soaked urad dal
2. Now add the dal in the pressure cook and add enough water for boiling the dal. Allow 4 whistles and then lower the heat and cook for 3 minutes or until 1 more whistle and then remove from gas.
Dal Cooking

3. Once the steam is released form the pressure cooker add salt, turmeric powder and grated ginger.
Grated ginger in cooked dal 

4. You can see lots of water still in the dal . We need to boil the dal to achieve a  thicker consistency.

Dal boiling
 5. Once the desired consistency is achieved we prepare the tadka (tempering). Heat oil in a small ladle and add cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds crackle add hing and lal mirch powder. As soon lal mirch powder mixes in oil add the tadka to the dal. The secret to get the nice red color of tadka is that the lal mirch podwer should not get  burnt in the oil.

The Tadka
6.  Garnish the dal with fresh coriander leaves and then the dal is ready to eat.
Urad ki dal

Let me know your experience of cooking this dal and do share some pics :)

Tip - The taste of the dal depends on the consistency