Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sukhi Channa Dal

Ingredients :

1 cup channa dal
1 cup onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp fenugreek leaves, finely chopped
1" stick cinnamon
2 to 3 cardamoms
2 cloves
1 bayleaf
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp pepper powder
Salt to taste
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp ghee

Method Of Preparation :

Clean, wash, soak dal for 15 minutes.
Boil in 5 cups water, adding turmeric and salt.
Either pressure cook or boil till just soft.
Drain water.
Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan.
Add all spices, broken coarsely, and cumin seeds.
Allow to splutter, add onions. Stirfry till light brown.
Add dal, lemon juice, masalas and fenugreek leaves. Stir gently.
Take care not to mash up dal too much.
Serve hot.

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