Mash ki daal also knows as urad daal is very easy to make and delicious. It goes very well with chopri rotis (butter or ghee applied on rotis) and green chutney and not to forget a big glass of lasi...
250gm daal mash/white lentils (washed and soaked for an hour)
¼ cup oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp red chili powder (or to taste)
1 & 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 /2 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 black pepper corn
1 black cardamom
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
1-2 medium Chopped green chilies
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1) Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry on medium heat for 5 until they turn translucent.
2) Add cumin seeds and fry for 2 more minutes, add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute, then add tomatoes, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, 2 cloves, a few black peppercorns and black cardamom, fry till all the tomatoes are dissolved.the raw smell of masala has gone and oil separates. You can add a few splashes of water every now and then to help you in frying the masala, so the masala doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of pan.
3) Once the masala is done add the dal fry it for 5 minutes and then add 1 ½ cups of water, stir it once, bring it to a boil and then cover it with a lid and let it cook on low medium heat till the daal is done and the water has almost dried (we don’t want to make it to dry). Please don’t stir it too much at this stage as it will make the daal mushy.
4) Once the daal is done add garam masala powder, coriander powder few chopped green chilies and chopped fresh coriander leaves (unfortunately i didnt have any fresh coriander at hand) stir it once and then leave it on dum for 5 minutes, turn the flame off and the daal is done. Garnish and serve it with roti or naan along with some salad and green chutney.