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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ma ki dal or Kali dal recipe



Ingredients:
1 cup  whole black urad dal 
2 /1/2 cups of water
1 tablespoon chopped garlic 
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger 
1/2 salt or to taste
1 tablespoon of sour cream 
tablespoon  of butter 
tablespoon of ghee 
1/4 tsp of cumin seeds 
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder 
pinch of asafoetida

Preparation:  Wash and rinse the dal thoroughly.  Soak it for 4 to 8 hours or overnight before cooking.

To a pan on medium heat with 2 1/2 cups of water add the soaked dal, garlic and ginger and cook till the dal is done.  Takes about 30 minutes.  Add salt cook for 5 minutes.  Manually crush the cooked dal against the wall of the pan.  Turn the heat off.  Add sour cream and butter mix.  

Seasoning:
Heat ghee add cumin seeds, when the cumin seed turn brown turn the heat off add asafoetida and pinch of chili powder and add it to the dal.

Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Ma ki dal is also called Kali dal.


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