Sharing with you a comfort food from punjabi cusine. It is a simple and rich daal without onion or garlic which can be enjoyed with roti or rice. Do check out the recipe.
Recipe source: Maayeka
Split white lentil /Urad daal chilka - 3/ 4 cup
Bengal gram /chana daal- 3/4 cup
Tomato,chopped- 1.5 cup
Green chili, chopped- 1tsp
Ginger, chopped- 2 tsp
Butter - 1.5 tbsp
Ghee - 2.5 tbsp
Cumin /jeera-1 tsp
Asafoetida /hing - 1/4 tsp
Bay leaf /tej patta -1
Ginger, grated-1/2 tsp
Chili powder- 1tsp
Kasoori methi /dried fenugreek leaves - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric/haldi -1/2 tsp
Salt /namak - to taste
Wash and soak both lentils together in enough water for 1 hour.
After one hour slightly rub and then drain the water in which it is soaked.
Add the lentils in a pressure cooker and add grated ginger,chili, turmeric and 2 cups of water.
Pressure cook on medium heat for 2 whistles or till daal get cooked (dont overcook)
In a heavy bottom pan add ghee when become slightly hot then add cumin,hing and bay leaves
Now add chopped tomato,chopped ginger and salt and cook till tomato become soft.
Then add chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder and keep stirring till oil starts seperating.
Add cooked dal, 2 cups of water,kasoori methi and garam masala
Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add butter,fresh chopped coriander and serve hot.
Serving suggestions-Can serve with roti,kulcha, steamed rice or jeera rice