Nimbu Achari Dal

Nimbu Achari Dal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raw moong dal
  • 10 -12 pieces of french beans cut into 1"pieces 
  • 1 medium to small carrot cut into cubes 
  • 1 medium tomato cut into cubes 
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger 
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 
  • Few slitted green chillies
  • 3/4 of a small lemon (soft one with yellow skin ) sliced with skin 
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • water 1:3 (1 1/2 cups of water) 
  • 1/4-1/2 cup etc of water for the vegetables

For the tarka
  • 1/2 tsp ghee/oil 
  • 2-3 whole red chillies 
  • 2-3 green chillies slitted 8-10 cloves of garlic 
  • 1/4 tsp whole cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 lemon sliced
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder

Method
  • Take the raw dal and wash and soak for 1/2 n hour
  • Then place the washed dal in the pressure cooker
  • Add the cut carrot,french beans,tomato ,chopped coriander leaves ,chopped ginger and 3/4 of the sliced lemon
  • To this add salt to taste , turmeric powder , chilli powder ,coriander powder and cumin powder
  • Now add water for the dal and vegetables
  • Close the lid of the cooker and place on the stove ,
  • Cook till the start of a whistle on full flame .
  • Then remove from stove and keep aside .
  • Let it open naturally .
  • When done open the lid 
  • Mix it in gently
  • Lastly do the tarka 
  • Add ghee/oil in a kadhai
  • When the oil/ghee is warm add the whole red chillies and green chillies
  • Then add the cloves of garlic 
  • Stir fry for few seconds
  • Then add the whole cumin and coriander seeds
  • Stir fry for a minute or so then add the remaing lemon slices
  • Now add the red chilli powder
  • Stir fry for 20 -30 seconds
  • Then add to the cooked dal and mix it in
  • Done

 

  • NB : if you have this dal with rice/roti then omit the carrots .
  • Other vegetables that can be added few florets of cauliflower,1 capsicum cut in cubes and 1 cup of bottle gourd cut in cubes .

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