Saturday, June 29, 2013

TARKA DHAL

TARKA DHAL


The most popular dhal you can found in any Pakistani Restaurant.


INGREDIENTS


1-1/2 Cup masoor dal(red lentils)
2-1/2 cup moong dal (yellow lentils)
3- 1 tsp ginger paste
4- 1 tsp garlic paste
5- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
6- 3 green chili(chopped)
7- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
8-salt as per taste
9- Water 3 cups


HOW TO MAKE TARKA


1- Oil 2 Tbs
2- 1 onion sliced
3- 1/4 tsp mustard and onion seeds
4- 1 tomato sliced


FOR GARNISHING


1- 1 Tbs fresh coriander finely chopped
2- 2 fresh green chilies( sliced)
3- 1 Tbs fresh mint leaves finely chopped


METHOD


1- First you have to clean the stones from lentil.

2- Wash the lentil and than boil it in the water with, ginger,garlic and turmeric powder,red chilli powder
   and green chilies for about 15 to 20 minutes or until soft.

3- Mash the lentil and if the mixture looks dry add more water and add salt.

4- Now prepare the tarka , heat the oil and fry the onion with mustard and onion seeds,
   dried red chilies and sliced tomatoes for 2 to three minutes

5- Pour the tarka over the dhal and garnish with fresh coriander, green chilies and mint leaves.

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