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Shahi Dal

Shahi Dal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup moong dal

  • 1/4 cup tuvar dal

  • 1 tbsp. oil

  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1 tsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder

  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 7-8 cashew nuts

  • 1/4 cup fried onions

  • 1/2 cup yoghurt

  • 1 tbsp. ghee

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1

  • 2-3 green cardamoms

  • 4-5 cloves

  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook both the dals in 1 & 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistles. Whisk and keep aside.

  • 02

    In a small bowl, mix together ginger-garlic paste and all the powdered spices with some water to form a paste. Keep aside.

  • 03

    Blend together the cashew, fried onion and the yoghurt. Keep aside.

  • 04

    Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and saute the spice paste till the oil separates. Now add the boiled dal and simmer on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.

  • 05

    Now add the ground cashew paste. Mix well and simmer for a minute or two more. Switch off the flame and transfer the contents to a serving dish.

  • 06

    Heat the ghee in a pan and temper with the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute for a few seconds and switch off the flame.

  • 07

    Add the chili flakes and stir well. Pour this tempering on the prepared dal and add a dash of lime. Serve, garnished with coriander leaves. Goes well with rice or any Indian bread.

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