Dal Pinni ( Microwave Recipe )
by Tarla Dalal
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The masala used here is an aromatic mixture of spices, coconut and cashews. It sounds rich, and is indeed befitting a royal meal! make sure the masala is blended well and cooked just as mentioned here, to be assured of a good result. And it is not just the masala that is worth a mention. Adding chopped cabbage makes this more nutritious and adds a new, slightly contrasting touch to the recipe. Replete with the tang of lemons, this comforting dal goes well with both roti and rice.
- Clean, wash and soak the dals for 2 hours. Blend the dals in a mixer to a coarse powder, without using water.
- Combine the powdered dals, salt, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in a microwave safe bowl and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in another microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Add the spinach, cabbage, ginger-green chilli paste, tomatoes and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared masala, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Add the cooked dal, lemon juice and ¾ cup of water, mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
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