The mash ki daal served in restaurants always tasted better than home-cooked daal mash, for some reason. Once, Nano's mother went straight into the kitchen of a restaurant, curious to find out the mystery behind their flavor of maash ki daal. There she figured out that before she cooked, they would give her a boil. Of course, the rest of the formula is improvised by the Nano. Only look at the ingredients, and you'll know how rich it will taste.
Servings 5 – 6 People
Prep Time 15 minute
Cook Time 30 minute
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Wash and soak the uride lentils for 1 hour before using.
In a kettle, heat the oil and whisk in the onions, garlic, and ginger. Saute it on high heat until it begins to brown.
Add the onions, all the spices, and a few splashes of water, including the cumin seeds. Saute this, stirring continuously so that the tomatoes break down until the mixture becomes dense, integrates into one, and starts releasing the oil around the edges. This can entail up to 15 minutes of stirring, and if the tomatoes do not break down, you may need to add a few splashes of water.
Drain and add the uride lentils and 2 cups of water once the masala has been prepared. Bring to a boil and then cook for 25-30 minutes on medium, covered, until the lentils are tender. By the time the lentils are cooked, if there is too much water for your liking, uncover the pot and dry the water on high until they are to your liking. Change the seasonings according to taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander, chopped green chili, and a knob of butter, and serve hot with chapati.
500 gms mash ki dal Washed (Dhuli)
1 Bay Leaf Big (Teez Patta)
2 Big Cardamom Badi Elaichi·
3 - 4 Cloves Loong
2 Cinnamon Sticks Daar Cheeni
3 Star Anise Badian Khatai·
1 Tablespoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Turmeric
2 Finely Chopped Onions
2 Tablespoon of Garlic Paste
1 Tablespoon of Ginger Paste
7 - 8 Chopped Curry Leaves
1 Tablespoon of Whole Cumin Sabat Zeera
2 - 3 Large or Small Dry Red Chillies
2 - 3 Finely Chopped Tomatoes
2 - 3 Tablespoons of Tomato Puree Or as Desired
1 Tablespoon of Finely Chopped Cuminx
1 Tablespoon of Roasted and Ground Coriander
1 Teaspoon of Red Chilli Powder As Desired
1 Teaspoon of Red Chilli Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric
2 Chicken Cubes
2/3 Cup Oil For Cooking
3 Tablespoon of Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
2 Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Mint Leaves
2 - 3 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
2 Tablespoons of Ginger Julienne Cut
1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper Powder Freshly Ground
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