December 07, 2012

Panchmela Dal

This is a five dal combined dish,very healthy,but very tasty.. Actually you could add any dals you wish..

  • Onions-1 chopped finely
  • Tomato puree-1 cup
  • Ginger Garlic and chilli paste-1 tblspn
  • Oil-1 tblspn
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Lemon juice-1 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Toor Dal/ Tuvaram paruppu- ½ cup
  • Channa Dal/ Kadalai paruppu- ¼ cup
  • Urad Dal/ Ulundam paruppu- ¼ cup
  • Masoor Dal/Pasi paruppu- ¼ cup
  • Green Gram Dal/ Payatham paruppu- ¼ cup
  • Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
  • Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder/ Manjal podi-1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Kaya podi- ½ tsp
  • Bay leaf / Briyani ilai-1
  • Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
  • Soak all the dals for 30 min and pressure cook them for 2 whistles till they are soft.
  • In  a kadai add oil and crackle some cumin,turmeric,bay leaf,cinnamon for 30 sec.
  • Add in ginger garlic and chilli paste and fry for 30 sec.Add in onions and fry till golden.
  • Add in all the spice powders and mix well.pour in the tomato puree and mix well.cook this till oil separates.
  • Pour in the cooked dal and bring this to boil once.If you want you could add additional water too.
  • Let it simmer for 5 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze some lemon juice.
  • Serve with rice or dals..

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