Urad-dhaba-daal

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Urad (white) daal / Split Black Urad 
  • 1 Onion sliced 
  • 1 Tomato diced (optional) 
  • 1tsp Ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green chilies chopped 
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera) 
  • 2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
  • 2 cloves (laung) 
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder 
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Garam masala
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 2tbsp oil 
  • 1tsp lemon juice
How to make dry urad dal:
  • Clean and wash the daal properly. Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Boil it in 5 cups of water. Boil till it becomes soft. It should not become pasty. Remove the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add cloves, bayleaves and cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Now add ginger, onion and green chili and stir-fry till golden brown.
  • Add tomato (if using) and fry till it softens. Add all dry masalas (turmericpowder, chili powder, salt) and fry for a moment.
  • Now add daal and lemon juice, mix very gently.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot.