Monday, 5 June 2017

North Indian Dhabe Wali Dal Recipe.(with green moong)

Hi folks,today I am sharing with you a dal recipe which is popular in dhabas in Jharkhand and Bihar.I would rather say this is the dal that is served with naan or tandoori roti on the highways in this area in north India.This recipe is a very close cousin of the very famous dal makhani,with a little change in the ingredients.

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So lets get started.

Serves 4 people

1- Green moong dal-1 cup
2-Chana dal or bengal gram -1 tablespoon
3-Onion -2 medium,(finely chopped or grated)
4-Ginger-1 inch( made into paste)
5-Garlic-8 to 10 cloves(Paste)
6-Tomatoes-4 medium sized  (finely chopped)
7-Coriander powder -2 teaspoon
8-Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
9-Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
10-Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
11-oil -2 tablespoon(I prefer mustard oil)
12-salt -as per taste
13-sugar-half teaspoon (optional)
14-Kasturi methi powder-1 teaspoon
15- Wheat flour -one teaspoon
16-Coriander leaves chopped
17-Green chillies-3 to 4 (slit)
18-Garam masala powder-1 Teaspoon

Soak the green moong for approximately 3 hours and the chana dal for 1 hour,then boil them in 2 to 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker till 2 whistles.Let it rest till the pressure subsides.strain it out of the water.Reserve the water too.the dal should be cooked well but not very mushy.

                                         Take all the ingredients

Saute the onions with salt and turmeric in 2 tablespoon oil

                                     1-  Add in the chopped tomatoes followed by the ginger and garlic paste

          2-Once the raw smell of the ginger garlic is gone add the coriander ,cumin and chili powder


3-Saute for some more time till the raw smell of tomato and the spices are gone and oil starts oozing out.

4-Add in the boiled dal and stir with the cooked spices for sometime


                                        5-  Add in the water reserved after boiling the dal

6-In goes the chopped coriander,sugar,kasturi methi powder and garam masala powder .Let it simmer for another 2 minutes.

Ready to serve