Ek Top na Dal Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )


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Ek top na dal bhaat, tasty and nutritious meal in itself, easy to cook too! you just need to dump all the ingredients into the pressure cooker, which is nothing short of a chef’s best friend!

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Ek Top na Dal Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker ) recipe - How to make Ek Top na Dal Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )

Whistle:  High 3   Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

To Be Mixed Together Into A Masala Mixture
2 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/3 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
5 to 7 small onions , peeled
3 to 4 small potatoes , peeled
2 to 3 small brinjals (baingan / eggplant)
3 tbsp ghee
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 cup short grained rice (chawal) , soaked for 1 hour and drained
1/3 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 1 hour and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup green peas
salt to taste
Method
    Method
  1. Make criss-cross slits on the, potatoes and brinjals taking care not to separate the segments.
  2. Stuff each of the 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 prepared masala, onions, 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 using natural release method, (refer handy tip) before opening the lid.
  6. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee, mix well and serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Natural release method: to use this method, remove the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally.
  2. It works best for grains and for beans that you might use for salads, as quick-releasing the pressure can cause the beans to split apart.

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    Masala mixture for veggies

    1. For making the wholesome ek toap na dal bhat, we will be stuffing some vegetables with spices, coconut and coriander. To make that masala mixture, in a bowl take coriander-cumin seeds powder.
    2. Add sugar. You can even make use of finely chopped jaggery.
    3. Add chilli powder as per the spice you like.
    4. Add some freshly grated coconut.
    5. Furthermore, add finely chopped coriander.
    6. Add a pinch of asafoetida.
    7. Season with salt as per taste.
    8. Mix everything well and our masala mixture for stuffing vegetables is ready.

    Preparation for one pot dal rice

    1. Make criss-cross slit on each baby potato.
    2. Similarly, make criss-cross cuts on the brinjals, taking care not to separate the segments
    3. Stuff little stuffing each of the potatoes and brinjals evenly using the prepared masala mixture. Keep aside. There will be little masala remaining. We will be using that in the recipe as well.

    How to make ek toap na dal bhaat

    1. To prepare ek handi dal chawal, place the short grained rice in a bowl.
    2. Add enough water and wash it well.
    3. Drain it using a strainer.
    4. Add more water.
    5. Cover it with a id and soak for 1 hour.
    6. Also, pick and clean the arhar dal.
    7. Wash it under running water.
    8. Add more water. Cover it with a lid and soak for 1 hour.
    9. This is how the rice looks after soaking.
    10. Drain it and keep aside.
    11. This is how arhar dal looks after soaking.
    12. Drain it and keep aside.
    13. For making one pot dal rice, heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker.
    14. When the ghee melts, add asafoetida. You can even temper the dal bhat with cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves if you like.
    15. Drain the rice and add to the pressure cooker.
    16. Similarly, drain the toovar dal before adding to the pressure cooker.
    17. Add turmeric powder.
    18. Sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
    19. Add the remaining masala.
    20. Sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
    21. Add the stuffed vegetables and onions.
    22. Add green peas. We have used frozen green peas. You can make use of fresh if available. You can even add other veggies like corn, carrot, french beans if you like.
    23. Add salt and 2½ cups of hot water. Hot water fastens the cooking process.
    24. Mix gently or else the vegetables might break and disintegrate.
    25. Pressure cook on a high flame for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape using natural release method, before opening the lid. Natural release method means removing the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally.
    26. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee to the dal bhat.
    27. Mix well and serve one pot lentil rice immediately.
    28. Enjoy the delicious ek toap na dal bhaat with a glass of buttermilk or a bowl of curd or raita. Other quick and easy pressure cooker rice recipes that you may like are Hara Bhara Subz Pulao, Aloo Gobhi Pulao, Bisi Bele Bhaat.


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    Ek Top na Dal Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )
    5
     on 08 Apr 16 11:28 PM


    A nutritious one dish meal . My husband just loves it and makes me prepare it now and then! I also find it easy to cook.
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Ek Top na Dal Bhaat recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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    09 Apr 16 02:15 PM