Friday, May 25, 2012

Tadka Daal

Time 30 min
Tur Daal (Pigeon Peas) 1 cup
Water 2 cups
Garlic cloves slices 1 tsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil 1tsp
For seasoning
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 1tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilies 3-4
Oil 2 tsp

Wash daal, add it in cooker, cook till 3 -4 whistles. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool.
Heat the 1tsp oil in pan. Add chopped garlic and pinch of asafoetida, fry till garlic turns golden brown now add red chili powder stir for 1 min then add cooked daal immediately. Cook for about 10-15 min. The consistency of daal should be thick. Switch off the flame.

Seasoning at the time of serving 
Heat the 2 tsp oil in saute pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves. Mustard seeds will pop out then add red chilies and turn off the flame immediately. Add this seasoning on daal and serve.

U can add more red chili powder  if you want spicy tadka daal. Keep in mind that garlic is also spicy, so adjust the red chili powder and garlic accordingly.

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