Sunday, May 6, 2007

To start with

Welcome to my very first post on this blog. Let me start with a very simple recipe - Daal.
I am sure you all like Toor Daal. How do you make it? Boil it in a cooker in a separator vessel and then do the tadkaa? Well, let me tell you a simpler recipe.
1 cup Toor Daal
1 Tomato
1 Green Chilly
1 teasp Jeera
1 teasp Salt
1 teasp Dhania Powder
Half teasp turmeric powder
Quarter teasp Red Chilly Powder
2 tbsp Oil of your choice
3 cups water
Chopped Coriander for garnishing

Method: Wash Daal and keep aside. Put Cooker on the stove on high flame and put oil. Once the oil is heated, turn the flame low and put chopped green chilly and jeera in it followed by chopped tomato. Stir for half a minute mashing tomato pieces lightly. Then put daal followed by Salt, Dhania Powder, Turmeric Powder and Red Chilly Powder. Mix it well. Pour 3 cups water and close the cooker. Make sure the weight (or seeti) is in place. Let the flame be on sim. Turn off the stove after three whistles. Open it when the pressure inside calms down by itself. Garnish with chopped Coriander. Eat it with steamed rice and pickle.

Serves: 3-4


Nandita said...

This is cool, try and see if you can take pics from your mobile phone and upload them here, as and when you make this recipe.

I am adding you to my blog roll as well as an introductory line as promised in my next post.

Hope you keep posting regularly and i want to see some traditional MP recipes here.

bee said...

welcome to food blogging. my husband will look forward to some male company. he's one of the few male desi food bloggers out there.


Asha said...

Hello Man!!N sent me here.Good one for a starter.Food blog is the only one which interests me too!;D
Happy blogging.

Raaga said...

Good one. Got to your Ryze page as well :)

I discovered this daal method too... when you're rushed for time... and want comfort food... great going.