Dal is that quintessential dish in every Indian kitchen. Usually every family has their own unique spin on a dal recipe and this one is one where all the ingredients for the tadka and the ‘bagar’ is cooked together with the dal.
Here I am using equal parts of the pro nature 5 in one dal alongwith regular moong dal for the meal to be a little more nutritious.
Wash and soak dal and keep aside. Then cut 2 medium onions, 1 tomato, 10 cloves of garlic, 1 inch piece of ginger and 2 green chillies. You can add less or keep the chilies whole without cutting them if you don’t like the spice
In a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp of ghee and add a tsp each of cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them crackle and then add the garlic,ginger,green chillies and 8-10 curry leaves.
Once the garlic turns golden add the chopped onions and saute till translucent.
Add the chopped tomato and cook till the tomato turns mushy.
Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of pepper powder, 1/2 tsp of red chilly powder and saute for 2 minutes.
Then add the washed dal to this and stir for a couple of minutes. Add 2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves and mix. Now add 3 and a half parts of water to the dal and stir well.
Then add 1 1/2 tsp of salt( salt to taste) and 1/2 tsp garam masala. I used the badshah garam masala.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles on a low flame and let the steam depressurize naturally.
Your dal is ready to serve!