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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chana Dal Pulao

Chana Dal: 3/4 th cup
Rice: 1 1/2 cup
Tamarind Paste: 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Green chilly:1(cut in 2 parts from the middle lengthwise)
Chilly powder to taste
Mustard Seeds:1 tsp
Butter(ghee): 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Sweet Neem leaves(Curry patta): 4-5

Soak chana dal for about an hour.
Boil it in a pressure cooker for 5-6 mins till the first whistle blows.
Cook rice seperately by adding 3 cups of water in a seperate container.
Drain chana dal in a bowl.
Take some butter (ghee) in a pan.
Add mustard seeds, green chilly
Add neem patta and heat till mustard seeds start crackling.
Add chana dal to it now. And roast it for 2 mins.
Add tamarind paste. And 1/2 cup of water.
Add salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder.
Mix well and let it cook till the gravy gets a little thick.
Mix cooked rice with it and cook till the remaining gravy of chana dal is soaked in rice.
Serve hot with coriander chutney.

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