Sunita from Sunita's World is hosting "Think Spice..Think.." event..
This month's spice is "Mustard seeds"
When i read about the event i said wow mustard that is easy ...we use almost every day mustard in Indian kitchen. But it took me almost 20days to post this :-)))
Talking abouy mustard, when i was at home, if we dropped mustard seeds in the floor she was very angry with us. Apparently she believes that if you drop mustard that there is going to be a argument in the house. Don't know if it is correct but i guees it is , because when my mom said it we will be grumbling about her believes and then there was sure to be a argument about it :-))))
Dal (also spelled dhal, dahl, or daal) (Devanagari दाल) is a preparation of pulses which have been stripped of their outer hulls and split. It also refers to the thick, spicy stew prepared.
Dal is eaten in every Indian home atleast once a day.
In South India dal is used to make the dish called sambar. That post is for a another time
The word Dal derives from the Sanskrit term to split.
This is the ways my sister makes her dal mostly. I think she makes really delicious vegetarian food. This is her recipe which she gave to me years back when i wanted to make dal.
But I have to admit i have made this a lot of time but i always remark it doesn't taste so good as when she makes it.
I guess i don't have th Kaipunyam like her to make these dishes.
Can't complain my hubby and daughter says it taste good. It is just me who complains that it is not tasting as good as my big sisters dal.
I am sure most of you all know how to make dal. But i had to post it as there was mustrad seeds in it :-)))
Dal, Chillies, tomatoe etc...
3 tomatoes chopped.
1/2 tsp turmeric.
1 tsp chillie powder.
a marbler size tamarind ( i add a bit if water to make it to a paste)
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds.
1 tsp cummin
1 onions chopped
2 dry red chillies
Few curry leaves.
Cook dal with 2 cups of water, tomatoes, chillies, turmeric and chillie powder till the dal is soft.
Now add the tamarind paste and cook for few more minutes.
Heat in a pan the oil for seasoning add the mustard seed and when it pops add the cummin seeds, then the onions and the rest of the ingridients. Fry all of them till the onions are soft and add this to the dal . Stir and serve with rice or roti.