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Dal Banjari

Dal Banjari - Urad dal & chana dal cooked along with spices making it a protein rich side dish to serve with rotis.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Black gram dal - 1/2 cup with the skin
  • Chana dal - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chili - 1 finely chopped
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Whole dry red chilies - 2
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tsp finely chopped
  • Ginger slivers - to serve
  • Salt - to taste divided
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp

Instructions

Prepare & cook the dal:

  • Take black gram dal & chana dal in a bowl. Wash well & soak for 30 mins.
  • Drain water & transfer to a pressure cooker.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, 2 cups water.
  • Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Set aside.

Make Dal Banjari:

  • Heat a pan. Add oil & ghee.
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, red chilies, green chili, onion & saute for 2 mins over medium flame.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder & saute for 1 more min.
  • Add cooked dal along with water, salt, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water & mix well.
  • Cook for 5 mins over low flame.
  • Switch off stove.
  • Add coriander leaves, ginger slivers & give it a mix.
  • Dal Banjari is ready to be served piping hot with rotis.

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