Friday, October 9, 2009
A dish similar to Dal Makhni, but even simpler - considering there are no onions to chop and needs only few hours of soaking and can be prepared without much preparation.
Whole black lentils ( Urad or Black gram whole) - 1 cup
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Tomato Purée - 3/4 cup
Red chili powder - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Cream - 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pick, wash the lentil in running water till the water is clear.
Soak for at least 4 hours
Drain and pressure cook ( traditionally it is cooked in a heavy pan till the lentil is well cooked)
Take the cooked lentil in a dish.
Add salt, ginger and garlic pastes, purée and red chili powder.
Mix, add a little more water.
Bring to boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add the butter and then the cream.
Remove from heat, serve with a dollop of butter.
Garnish with coriander.