Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weekend Cooking - Thali with Masoor dal and stir fried bittergourd

Whenever its Festival time ,its another reason for ur to eat all the yummy delicacies though this year i didnt prepare whatever i had planned ,now life is back to the normal chores and the daily grind,Advays school will be soon closing for the term break and in a week time we will be in India for his holidays,with so many things going on i try to prepare comfort meal everyday  which for us is a thali with a bowl of curd,dal,sabzi ,chutney or pickle and chapati and rice.
Nothing can beat this simple meal which is healthy and delicious too.I prepared Masoor Dal for the first time here in Singapore,ya i did asked my mother hows its prepared ,what all goes for tempering and so many other things,i was skeptical whether Advay will like it or not,but he luved it and nothing satiates a mother then her child enjoying the meal,so i gonna prepare this dal again soon,..
Coming back to todays post sharing with you all

Thali which has Masoor Dal,Fried Bittergourd /karela bhujia,Coriander chutney,bowl of curd,chapati and rice.
recipe of karela bhujia/stir fried bitter gourd bogged here
For the Masoor Dal
ingredient for the dal
Masoor dal one cup
salt as per taste
turmeric powder hal tsp
Ingredient for the tempering/Chaunk
cumin seeds one tsp
asafoetida pinch
grated onion one
coarsely grounded ginger garlic one tbsp
green chili chopped one
tomato chopped one
half tsp each of turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chili powder
salt as per taste
oil or ghee to temper one tbsp
to garnish
one tbsp butter
chopped coriander leaves
pressure cook dal for two whistles,keep aside

In a non stick wok heat ghee or oil
add cumin seeds and asafoetida let it splutter,
lower the flame add onion followed by ginger and garlic
keep stirring till it becomes mushy
add  the powdered masalas and salt
followed by tomato and green chili
once oil is seen along the sides
add the cooked dal and let it simmer for few mins
once done add butter and garnish with coriander leaves
serve warm with rice or chapati.

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Serve it Series - Stir fried hosted by Krithis Kitchen and Oh Taste and See
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