Easy Ek Toap na Dal Bhaat


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Ek toap na dal bhaat is a gujarati specialty one pot(toap) main course recipe with rice and lentis(dalbhat) cooked together in one pot along with vegetables and spice powders.

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Easy Ek Toap na Dal Bhaat recipe - How to make Easy Ek Toap na Dal Bhaat

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To Be Mixed Together Into A Masala
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal
2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of baking soda
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
10 baby onions
5 baby potatoes
2 to 3 small brinjals
1/3 cup green peas
2 tbsp ghee
  1. Make criss-cross slits on the onions, potatoes and brinjals taking care not to separate the segments.
  2. Stuff each of the onions, potatoes and brinjals evenly using the prepared masala mixture. Keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker, add the asafoetida, rice, toovar dal and turmeric powder, mix gently and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  4. Add the stuffed vegetables, green peas, salt and 2½ cups of hot water, mix gently and pressure cook on a high flame for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee, mix well and serve immediately.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie #48100 on 29 Jul 2011

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