First time i had this dal at my in-laws place after marriage. My mother-in-law taught me this recipe and according to her ,she learned this from her father ,isn't it quite interesting : )
- 1 cup green gram
- 1/3 cup chopped onions
- 1/4 cup chopped tomato
- 1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp chana masala
- 1 tbsp ghee/oil for vegans
- a pinch of sugar
- 1 tsp chopped cilantro for garnish
- salt to taste
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker,add cumin seeds and when it starts to splutter
Add onion,ginger garlic paste,green chilli and turmeric powder and stir till onion turns translucent
Add tomato and fry for another minute
Add all powders and mix well
Add green gram along with 3 cups of water ,stir once nicely and close the pressure cooker.
Let it cook for 3 whistles then lower the flame and cook for 5 more minutes.
After opening the cooker let it boil on medium flame for 2 more minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis along with chopped onion.