Char Dal Ka Dalcha

This recipe is adapted from Kailas Kitchen blog with very minor changes. It tasted great and different..thanks Jayashree

1/4 cup bengalgram dal
1/4 cup red gram dal
2 tbsp masoor dal
2 tsp split yellow dal
1 tsp ginger paste
A small lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
2 green chillies
2 potatoes cut into cubes (Jayashree's version is that of ashgourd)

To temper

1 tsp ghee
2 red chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds
Few curry leaves

Pressure cook the four dals with a bit of turmeric and chilli powder.

Heat oil, add ginger paste, turmeric and red chilli powder. Add green chillies, potatoes and cook covered with some water for five minutes. Add the cooked dal, tamarind extract, salt and mix well. Cook for another five to ten minutes. Adjust the consistency with little more water if required.

Add the tempering by heating the ghee and adding all ingredients. Spread this over the dal and serve hot with rice or rotis.
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Medhaa said...

the dal looks so yumm, love the color

notyet100 said...

hi ec dal with potato is something new..though i dont eat dal much this looks interesing

zlamushka said...

cumin seeds and curry leaves. Oh, such a great combo.... thanks for sharing.

Uma said...

looks lovely! nice dal.

Divya Vikram said...

looks yumy indeed!

ANJALI J. said...

quite an interesting recipe name. never heard of this. thanks for sharing..

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