Monday, August 6, 2012

Dal Lucknowi



Dal is a staple in my house. My husband is a big fan of dals be it any kind. He can just survive on dal and potato fry. On days when I am visiting my mom, he prefers to cook his food at home and on most of the days it would be dal and some curry. His love for dals is such that, whenever we visit a restaurant, I would order paneer (as that happens to be mine and daughter’s favourite) and hubby dear would definitely give an order for some kind of dal. Since, I have such a big lover of dal at home, I try out different kinds of dals, like the SriLankan dal, though the most common is Dal Tadka, which I am yet to post. To come to think of it, even though I keep making a variety of dals very frequently at home, I have hardly posted any. Infact, this is only my second post on dal.

This recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s show and it tasted quite yum and if you’re a garlic fan you will definitely love this one.



What you’ll need
  1. Tuar Dal – 1 cup
  2. Milk – ¾ cup
  3. Green Chilly – 1 or 2
  4. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  5. Salt to taste

For tempering
  1. Ghee/oil – 2 tsp
  2. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Asafoetida – a big pinch
  4. Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed or finely chopped
  5. Dried Red Chilly – 2 or 3, broken
  6. Fresh Coriander Leaves – for garnishing

Method
  1. Soak the tuar dal for 15 minutes. Discard the water in which the dal was soaked, rinse well.
  2. Pressure cook the dal with slit green chillies and turmeric powder.
  3. Allow the cooker to cool naturally, and remove the dal mash it well.
  4. Heat a kadai, add the cooked dal with about a cup of water and salt to taste. Let this simmer till the dal starts boiling.
  5. Now heat another small frying pan with ghee/oil, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and garlic. Fry till the garlic turns golden brown.
  6. Add the broken red chillies and pour this tempering over the simmering dal. Mix well.
  7. Keep the flame at low, and add the milk. Stir well and simmer for another  6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Linking this to Only Recipes from the Royal Kitchen hosted by Divya.

35 comments:

Archana said...

Wow this is great. Never tried adding milk in my dal. It will take the yum quotient to another level. Will make it tomorrow. Thanks.
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Suja Manoj said...

Simple and tasty dal,looks so yum,perfect with chapatis,bookmarking this recipe.

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats one comfort meal dear...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow looks so tempting...
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Mélange said...

One simple dish..I loved it so dearly Kaveri.

Maayeka said...

Delicious ,simple and creamy daal..my favourite !

Anu said...

Simple and yum, adding milk to dal is different version. Will try.

Santosh Bangar said...

simple easy creamy dal is super

Hema said...

Never added milk to dal, looks superb..

Swathi Iyer said...

Dal Lucknowi looks delicious. adding milk is nice idea.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and superb dal lucknowi.I can smell the strong delicious flavour of the dal.

Kavitha said...

adding milk to dal is new to me....never tried this....will give a try....dal looks delicious :)

Roshni said...

Simple yet super comforting

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely dal, adding milk is interesting, i too love all kinds of dal and the garlic flavour too, bookmarked this :)

Julie said...

Lovely dal;yummy comfort food..nicely presented,Kaveri:-)

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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Simple & delicious

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Neat and nice delicious dal Kaveri. Just loved it. Adding milk is very new to me, surely try it soon.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tasty yummy recipe...looks very delicious...Adding milk is new to me..

Poorni said...

Quick tempting dish.. never tried with milk..

Priya Satheesh said...

wow...never tried adding milk to dal...Sounds very flavorful...will try:)

Uma said...

Same here. TH and my self love dal and live 7 days a week with dal itself. Looks creamy and yummy kaveri.

PT said...

rich and creamy dal :)

Farah said...

Sounds yummy Kaveri.... This is such a useful recipe for me coz my 2 year old daughter refuses to eat anything except dal!!!!! It's the easiest to make! No complaints! But at times I can be so frustrating....!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very creamy and yummy dal. Nice presentation too

anusha praveen said...

Dal lucknowi s definitely going to be my next dal recipe kaveri

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

Looks super delicious.

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Archana said...

Awesome dal Kaveri. Loved it. Generally I am left with a spoonful of dal that no one wants today I was asked why so little dal. Thanks.
I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

Nagashree said...

We are all dal lovers too, nice variation, addition of milk is new to me.

Akila said...

Wow amazing curry... Beautiful presentation

Vineetha said...

Nice Dal.my hubby is a dal fan too but it has to be dal curry that he cooks,he agrees that I m the expert in cooking at our house but When it comes to dals he always boast that he makes better dals .:)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice and tempting dhal looks creamy,same here Kaveri we all three are big fan of dhal..will try it soon..wonderful presentation...

Follow foodie said...

Looks lovely

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DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and comforting dhal.. Thanks for linking it to the event.

Shylaashree said...

All your dishes are tempting kaveri, the photography is superb.

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smitha said...

y to add milk

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