Basic Urad Dal Recipe, Protein and Vitamin B Rich Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Aptly flavoured with a dash of garlic and green chillies, this simple but tasty urad dal is a homely and satiating dish that you can make on any day.
The urad dal is cooked, combined with curds for a pleasant tang, perked up with some everyday flavour-givers, and boiled for a couple of minutes. That’s it! A tasty dish is ready to serve.
You can make this earlier, but before serving add a little water and re-heat, as it tends to thicken over time. This Basic Urad Dal recipe is loaded with nutrients.
Urad dal is rich in protein and B-vitamins, which are essential for energy metabolism, while curds bring in some more protein and high calcium to make your bones stronger.
Enjoy with hot ghee rice or rotis .
- Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water in a bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well.
- Combine the urad dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Combine the cooked urad dal, curds and 1½ cups of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the urad dal-curd mixture, green chilli paste, garlic paste, salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirirng occasionally.
- Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
- Serve immediately with rotla.
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