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Dal Panch Ratani

posted 10 Aug 2012, 03:43 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 14 Aug 2012, 01:39 ]
Recipe for the contest entry of Party Menu - 1 posted by Rohini Renganathan

This dish is a protein packed one. Though the list of ingredients is long, but the method is very simple.

Ingredients
 ¼ cup moong dal (whole green gram)
 ¼ cup whole masoor
 ¼ cup urad dal
 ¼ cup chana dal
 ¼ cup toovar dal
 3 cardamoms
 1” inch cinnamon
 1 tsp Jeera 
 ½ cup chopped onions, 
 ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
 1 tsp dhania powder
 2 tsp chilli powder
 ¼ tsp turmeric powder
 ½ tsp jeera powder
 1 ½ tsp fennel seeds (saunf) powder
 ½ cup low fat curd (whisked)
 2 tsp oil

Method :
1.    Wash and soak the dals in warm water for at least an hour. Drain and keep aside.
2.    Add 4 cups water and cook in a pressure cooker for 15 to 20 minutes, over medium flame, till the dals are cooked.
3.    Heat the oil in a pan, add the cardamoms, cinnamon and cumin seeds and allow the cumin seeds to crackle.
4.    Add the onions and cook till they are golden brown.
5.    Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder and fennel powder and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
6.    Add the curds and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
7.    Add the cooked dals and salt and allow the dal to come to a boil.
8.    Garnish with coriander