Apr 29, 2016

Y for Yellow dal Bengali style (Bhaja Moongr dal)

   My recipe for Y is a simple dal recipe from Bengali cuisine. This you can make as a simple dal or you can add vegetables like cauliflower, green peas. Coconut, cashew and raisins are optional in this recipe but that gives an additional crunchy taste and texture to the dal.                                                                         

So let's check the recipe...
Recipe adopted from here
Yellow moong dal ---- 200 grams
Green chillies  --- 2,(1 choped and one slit)
Cinnaman --- 1 inch stick
Bay leaves --- 2
Cloves  ---  3
Dry red chilli --- 1
Cardamom --- 3
Broken cashewnuts ---  1/3 cup
Raisins ---  1/3 cupCoconut cut in to small pieces  -- 2 tab sp
Turmeric powder  --- 1/2 tea sp 
Ginger  ---  1 tea sp grated
Black pepper  --  few corns
Cumin seeds  --- 1 tea sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1 tea sp
Asafoetidia  ---  a pinch
Ghee  ---  1 tab sp
Sugar  ---  1 tea sp
Salt  --- 3/4 tea sp
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing.
1. Dry roast the moong dal till golden, wash dal for two times and add enough water, cook till dal become soft.
2. Heat Ghee in a pan fry coconut pieces till golden remove and set a side, then fry cashew nuts and raisins till golden remove  and set a side
4. Now add Cumin seeds, black pepper corns, slit green chilli, chopped green chili, cloves, cinamon, dry red chilli, bay leaf and let them crackle.
5. Then add asafoetida, grated ginger, fry for a second add red chilli powder mix well and pour this seasoning on the top of cooked dal.
6. Add salt, sugar, fried coconut pieces, Fried cashew nuts and raisins check the consistency if the dal is too thick add 1/2 cup water. Check and adjust salt mix well and cook for two minutes or bring to a full boil in a high flame.
7. Remove from heat garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with plain steamed rice.

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Priya Suresh said...

Bengali Style yellow dal sounds like a super comforting food for me, happy i learned an another dal dish from u.

Srivalli said...

That's an interesting way to make a simple yellow dal..good one Padma

Gayathri Kumar said...

Simple comfort food. Looks so delicious..

Suma Gandlur said...

What an interesting version of dal using moong. The addition of spices and nuts must have added great flavor to the dal.

Srividhya said...

Bengali dal - looks tempting and inviting.

Usha said...

I am not a big fan of curries that have whole cashews and raisins in curries and dals, but the dal looks delicious.

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow what a long and interesting list of ingredients for the himble yellow daal .

Pavani said...

Very very interesting dal with raisins and other spices. Looks comforting and delicious.

cookingwithsapana said...

Comforting and tasty looking yellow dal.

Amara’s cooking said...

Simple yet comforting and delicious.

Smruti Ashar said...

Such a comforting dish with yellow moong dal. I loved the way you made it look so beautiful!

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