Friday, April 6, 2012

Peshwari Channa Dal Curry

 Peshwari Channa  Dal Curry
Chana dal is one dal the mostly used in Peshawar most often. And in village area dal with meat curry called qurma.
In this recipe I try to cook dal and meat separately then add in the end .this way if you don’t want meat simply skip the meat. and if you want leave some boiled dal for other recipe just leave some too.
Channa dal curry goes wonderful with rice or bread.
Don’t forget to serve salad and raita with this dish which make this dish a supper fabulous meal.   

1 large onion finely chopped
2 small tomatoes chopped
1 tbsp ginger/garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika powder
1/4-cup canola oil
1 cup split yellow peas soaked
1-cup chicken or mutton [optional]
1 1/2 cups water
4 black pepper whole

Wash channa dal and soak it for 1 hour.

Boil the dal till tender.

 Now in a heavy base pot fry onion till golden add meat and all the spices and ginger,

Garlic paste. Stir fry the meat for 1 minute then add 1/2 cup of water,[you can use presser Cooker to cook the meat] cook the meat till tender add dal to meat add garam masala.

Add salt and pepper, and let it simmer on low fame for 15 minutes.

Serve with yogurt and rice.