We have versatile recipes of dal curry which gives great combination with Roti/ Chappathi varieties. This Urad dal curry is one among such delicious curries. Roti is the staple food in many parts of India, to avoid the boredom situation of having this roti we make innumerable side dishes, with different flavour and aroma to grab the interest on every meal. This Urad dal with banana flavoured roti gives amazing health benefits and delicious taste.
Ingredients to prepare:
Urad dal 1 cup
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chilli-1
Asafoetida (Hing)- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
1. Dry roast urad dal to golden brown, this helps to avoid sticky (gluey)nature of Urad dal, chop the onion, green chillies, and tomato.
2. Add turmeric powder and 1 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistle .
3. when the steam reduced to normal temperature, mash it to a smooth consistency.
4. Heat pan with the oil and season with the “To Temper” ingredients mentioned above.
5. Add chopped Onion, green chillies and saute for a minute or two, now add Tomato and curry leaves, saute till it leaves its skin.
6.Finally add mashed Urad dal, chilli powder, and salt, allow it to boil for 3 minutes in medium flame.
7. Garnish with freshly chopped Coriander leaves and serve with banana flavoured roti.
Dal is very popular north Indian dish served with hot plain steamed rice or Jeera rice. Simple and protein rich dal curry is a tasty vegetarian companion.
Toor dal is also sometimes referred to as lentils or split pigeon peas. This traditional Indian dish is often served with rich spices over rice and is a staple in many Indian restaurants and households. Toor dal is a member of the legume family, and this meal is not only delicious, it also has a number of health benefits.
Toor dal contains folic acid, an important vitamin for all women, especially those planning to become pregnant. Folic acid is essential for fetal development and can help to prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. Getting adequate amounts of folic acid in your diet can help to reduce specific brain and spinal cord birth defects.Legumes such as toor dal are an excellent source of nutrients and plant protein, and they also contain dietary fiber.Legumes such as toor dal provide essential nutrients, fiber, and protein for vegetarians as well as those who wish to merely limit their meat consumption.
Ingredients : serves 3 person
Toor dal-1/2 cup 100gms
Onion-1 medium size, finely chopped
Garlic 3 pods, crushed
Tomato medium size chopped
Curry leaves-1 twig
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped – 2 tsp
Butter or ghee 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilli-1 or 2
Wash and boil toor dal in the pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles so as to get well cooked to mash it. If you don’t mind boil dal with coconut milk or add 1/4 cup of coconut milk after cooking dal to enhance the flavour.
when the steam releases mash it to a smooth consistency.
Heat butter or ghee, add ‘To temper’ ingredients to splutter.
Add asafoetida, curry leaves and chopped onion, stir it well for 1 minute and add chopped tomatoes, saute until it leaves its skin.
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt mix well, add some water and mashed dal allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.
Finally, add crushed garlic and coriander leaves, switch off the flame.