For making bengali style Urad Dal- dry roast urad dal for 1-2minutes, boil with 2cups of water, 1teaspoon salt, 1 pinch turmeric powder, 1 slitted green chilli in a pressure cooker,,on medium heat.. After 5 whistles, turn off the heat and let it cool completely
Heat 3 tablespoon mustard oil, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, 1 whole red chilli and 1 bayleaf.. fry them for 1 minute
Add ginger paste and pinch of turmeric powder and salt.. so that it'll never come to you
Add boiled urad dal.. add some more water if needed..
Check the seasoning.. if needed then add some more salt and sugar
Bring it to boil properly
Add chopped coriander leaves.. turn off the heat.. serve hot.
For Potato-Poppy Seed Curry (Aloo posto)- Heat 2-3 tablespoon mustard oil.. add bengali five spice or paanch foran, 2 whole red chillies, 1-2 bayleaf.. let them fry properly
Add diced cubed-cut raw-cleaned potatoes.. fry them for 2 minutes
In a blender add 2-3 tablespoon poppy seed, 2 green chillies and some water.. make a fine-smooth paste
Add this poppy seed paste to the fried potatoes.. add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder.. mix them well.. and fry until oil separates and raw smell of poppy seed paste has fully gone
Add some water(1/2 cup) to cook potatoes properly
Add 2 slitted green chillies.. after potatoes are done check the seasoning, add required salt-sugar
Finally, turn off the heat, and add 2 teaspoons of raw mustard oil to it.. cover and let them cool.. Potato-Poppy Seed Curry ( Aloo posto ) is to be served with steamed rice and the prepared Urad Dal (Biulir Dal).