This dal is a very easy to make, healthy, rich, creamy, restaurant style and delicious.If you have to whip up something quick and tasty, this recipe will be very handy for you.
I have made this many times at home and family has always enjoyed this dish:)
Moong dal ( green gram dal/ pasi paruppu) – 1 cup
Chana dal ( Bengal gram/ kadala paruppu)- 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilies – 2
Garlic – 3-4 cloves
Onion – 1
Tomato – 2
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Ghee – 1 tsp
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Red chillies – 2-3
Hing ( asafoetida/ perungayam) – 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste
Butter – 2 tsps
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsps
Wash and soak both the dals together for 30 mins- 1 hr.
Peel, wash and chop onion finely.
Wash and chop tomatoes finely.
Wash and slit the green chillies.
Drain the water completely, add 2 cups of fresh water, turmeric powder, green chillies , ginger and garlic. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Let the steam subside. Remove the green chilies and whisk the dal well to mash it. Keep it aside.
Heat the ghee in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds,red chillies and hing. Sauté for few seconds and add the chopped onions. Sauté till it turns pink. Add the chopped tomatoes, Kashmiri red chilli powder and salt to taste. Sauté till the tomatoes become soft.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/ rice:)