Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dalma ( Lentil Soup with vegetable)

This is good healthy and tasty dish. Puri Dalma is famous in India. This is my version of dalma which my husband loves the most. My husband is allergic to ghee so I don't use ghee in my dishes but this recipe tastes excellent when it prepared with ghee. Also you can add any vegetable as per you likes. Try this recipe and here are the ingredients you need.

1/2 cup Toor dal
1/2 cup Moong dal
1tsp grated Ginger
1tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
3tbs Grated coconut
3tbs Cumin and red chilly powder for seasoning
2cup water
2 whole red chilli
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida 
2 tbs Oil / Ghee
Salt to taste
1 small eggplant cut into cube
1 small potato cut into cube
1 carrot cut to bite size pieces


In a pressure cooker dry roast the moong dal for 5 mins.
Add toor dal into the pressure cooker , add water and add grated ginger, salt and turmeric and bring it to boil.
Then add the vegetables and pressure cook the dal until its done.
If the dal had dried up, add more water but the consistency should be thick.

For tempering, in a pan heat the oil/ghee ,add asafoetida, cumin seeds, red chilly .

When it starts to crackle add the cooked dal and simmer it for couple of minutes.
Add sugar, grated coconut and cumin and red chilly powder.
Serve hot with rice or chapatti.

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