Sunday, October 28, 2007

Toor Dal with Poi Patra Bhaji

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Toor Dal - 1 cup
Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry bay leaf - 4
Dry red whole chilli - 1
Tomato - 1 medium

Tempering Ingredients

Canola oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp

Pressure cook the washed toor dal and chana dal with chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, dry bay leaf and dry red whole chilli. After 1 whistle, let it sit in Medium-Low heat for 10 mins.

Heat 1/2 tsp canola oil. Add mustard seed. Once it crackles, add jeera. Once the jeera is browned, add the onion. Toss it till the onion is transparent and then add the ginger paste. When the entire mixture is cooked, add it to the cooked dal mixture.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

Pic shows plain basmati rice with toor dal and Poi Patra Bhaja. Last when I posted about Poi leaves/Pohi leaves, I did not have the bhaja pics. Making up for that here.


Kribha said...

Poi patra bhaja is a new dish to me. Looks nice and yummy.

Pragyan said...

Kribha: Thanks, dear. This is an easy side-dish definitely.