Monday, February 13, 2012

Mix dal curry.

This beautiful dish was my experiment when some gusts were coming over .it was gladly successful. So here it is the recipe for my friends  mix dal and I am sure you will like it.
The lentil was tender but still hold it shape. and the flavors were out of this world. surly I did not miss meat while eating this creamy and exotic curry.  

Mix dal curry.
1cup yellow split lentils
1 cup whole masoor dal
1 shallot finely chopped
2 medium size tomato chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger minced
3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
1tsp cumin seeds
2tsp curry powder
1tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 red dried chili
1tsp black pepper
8 whole pepper corns
1/4cup canola oil.
Boiled egg for garnish
Wash both types of lentils add to heavy based pot[I used Dutch oven for this recipe]add enough just to cover the lentils about 2- 1/2cups of water ,salt, ginger ,and pepper corns and turmeric powder.
Place the pot on high heat after first boil reduce the heat to medium low and cover the lentil for about 20 minutes stir occasionally until the lentil become soft .

In separate sauce pan heat oil add chopped shallot or chopped onions and sauté until light golden add garlic and whole red chili then stir and add tomatoes on one side of the pan and add all the spices on other side mix them together slowly for 5 minutes. Now pour this fry masala on the lentils sprinkle garam masala and black pepper garnish dal with boiled sliced egg and serve it with warm naan and salad.   

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