Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fried gram lemtils (bhuni hoi daal) by Chef Rida Aftab


Gram lentils (chanay ki daal)                   2 cups
Tomatoes                                             250 grams
Onions                                                  250 grams
Green chillies                                        6
Ginger (finely sliced)                              1 tbsp
Coriander leaves (chopped)                   1/2 bunch
(hara dhania)
Whole cumin seeds (sabut safaid zeera) 1 tsp
Mustard seeds (rai daana)                      1 tsp
Curry leaves (kari pattay)                        10
Dreid plums (aalo bukharay)                   50 grams
Cinnamon (dar chini)                              1 stick
Crushed red chilies (kutii hoi lal mirch)    1 tbsp
Turmeric powder (haldi)                          1 tsp
Salt                                                      1 tsp
Whole red chilies                                   6
Lemon                                                  1
Tamarind pulp (imli ka ras)                     1/4 cup
Oil                                                        1 cup

-        Boil gram lentils in plain water. Heat oil in a pot and lightly fry ginger.
-       Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, plums, cinnamon stick, red chilies, turmeric powder, salt, whole red chilies, tomatoes, onions and curry leaves in the pot and fry.
-       When all spices are well-fried add boiled gram lentils.
-       Mix lentils and spices well; add lemon juice and tamarind pulp.
-       Delicious fried gram lentils are ready; garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies before serving.

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