Mix dal tadka....
Very easy, simple and quick to make and very tasty....
250 grams of mix dal
1 big onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
4 garlic cloves crushed
1 inch ginger cut into long thin juliennes slices
2 red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee
4 cups of water depending on the thickness of the dal wanted
2 tbsp home made tadka masala powder and to make the masala powder, grind
( 1/2 tsp of whole Coriander seeds and cumin seed, 2 red chillies, 2 clove, 2 green cardamom, 1 black cardamom, 1 small cinnamon stick, 1/2 tsp of amchur powder, 1/4 tsp of dry ginger powder, 1 bay leaf, 2 big pinch of nutmeg powder)
1 big green chilli cut in to half
2 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tbsp ghee
Few long thin juliennes slices of ginger
Few tomato slices
Take the mix dal and wash it. Soak the dal in water while you prepare and chop rest of the ingredients for the dal. Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, red chillies, chopped onions, few ginger juliennes slices and crushed garlic. Saute it for 5 minutes till it is light brown in colour. Now add the tomatoes and saute it for another 5 minutes on slow flame. Now add the soaked dal, salt to taste, turmeric powder and the tadka masala powder. Mix it. Add 3 cups of water. Pressure cook it on slow flame for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the pressure is out. Open the cooker. Add water according to your requirement. If the water has dried up then add more water and cook it for 10 minutes more on a slow flame till the dal has mixed well and has become into a medium thick gravy.
Before serving add 1/2 tsp ghee and garnish it with fresh cream, green chillies, few long thin juliennes slices of ginger, tomato slices and coriander. Serve it hot with steam rice or paratha.