Friday, May 29, 2009

Ek Handi Dal Bhaat (Gujarati Dish)

Ingredients (for Bhaat):

1. Pigeon Peas or Toor Dal (3/4 Cup)

2. Rice (1.5 Cups)

3. Onions (4 Nos-Medium)

4. Salt to Taste

5. Ghee (4 tbsp)

6. Oil (1/4 Cup)

7. Bay leaves (2 Nos)

8. Ginger paste (3/4 tsp)

9. Garlic paste (3/4 tsp)

10. Green chilli paste (3/4 tsp)

11. Tomatoes chopped (2 Nos - Medium)

12. Garam Masala (1/4 tsp)

13. Turmeric powder (1/8 tsp)

14. Red chilli powder (1/2 tsp)

15. Potatoes (2Nos)

16. Fresh Coriander leaves

17. Cloves (2 Nos)

18. Black Peppercons (2 Nos)

19. Cumin seeds (3/4 tsp)

Ingredients for dal

1. Tamarind

2. Coriander powder

3. Green chili paste according to taste

4. Salt

5. Curry leaves 4-5 Nos

6. Cumin seeds 1 tsp

7. mustard seeds 1/2 tsp

1:Finely slice 3 onions and chop one, cook dal with 3-4 cups of water and 1 tbsp of ghee.When half done strain and leave it aside.Do not discard the stock

2:Half boil the rice in 3 cups of water as for biryani and drain excess water

3:Heat oil and fry the sliced onions till golden brown and set aside,and fry the potaoes as well

4:To the same oil add ghee and heat.Add bay leaves and the chopped onions and fry till translucent

5:Add ginger garlic paste,green chilli paste,fried onions (leave a lil bit for decoration),tomatoes ,garam masala,and all the dry masalas and saute well

6:Add dal and coriander leaves to the mix and saute for 5 mins on medium flame

7:Then add fried potatoes (u can add boiled eggs at the same time)and then add half boiled rice and garnish it with rest of the fried onions and coriander leaves.cover the vessel and let the steam generate and release a nice aroma

8:once tht is done heat 1 tbsp of ghee add cloves,black peppercons and cumin seeds to it and add this tempering to the dal rice mixture and let it cook on dum.

Method for Dal

1:In the dal stock add 1/4 tsp of ginger garlic paste,green chilli paste,coriander powder,salt and tamarind according to ur taste

2:Bring it to a boil and temper it with cumin , mustard seeds and curry leaves.

3:serve it hot with the rice mixture

Tip:The dal in this recipe is too thin ,,if u feel the need to thicken it ,u can add a lil amount of separately boiled dal to it according to ur requirement

1 comment:

  1. very nice receipe... tasted just like how my mom makes :)