Kevati Dal/Arhar Or Tuar Dal mix with Chilka Urad

Dals / LentilsĀ  are an inseperable part of indian meals and a rich and pocket friendly source of nutrition for vegetarians.We do a lot of preprations using different dals available in India .Here I am presenting a simple mix of two widely eaten dals.

INGREDIENTS:

Arhar/Tuar dal : 1 cup

Chilka Urad: 1 cup

Tamarind : 1 inch piece

Salt: 1tsp [as per taste]

Water : 4 cups

FOR TADKA:

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Garlic [finally chopped] : 8-10 pods

Asafoetida: 1/4 tsp

Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp

Dried Chillies : 2-4

Mustard Oil : 1tbsp

METHOD :

Soak both dals for 1 hr . You can skip this step.I do it to decrease the cooking time and also it is said that there are certain suppressed nutrients which gets activated by soaking dal.

In a pressure cooker boil both dals together in 4 cups water along with salt and tamarind. Cook untill you get a long whistle on high flame and then 2 small whistles on medium flame.Once done let the pressure cooker cool and mix dal well with a rounded service spoon or mathani.

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After Mixing the dal will look like in picture. Add a little lukewarm water if it is too thick and cook for 2 mins on medium flame.

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In a tadka pan heat oil.[I always use mustard oil in this but if you want you can use deshi ghee here].Add asafoetida and immediately add cumin seeds and dried red chillies.Add chopped garlic and cook till garlic turns golden brown

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Pour this tadka immediately into the cooked dal and cover.Open the lid after 5 mins and serve with rice or chapati.

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