Indian Kali Dal Recipe

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Kali Dal Ingredients

Indian Kali Dal

  • 1 cup Urad or Mah dal
  • 1″ piece Ginger
  • 12 cloves Garlic
  • Water
  • to taste Salt
  • 2-3 Tblsp Ghee (Can be replaced by butter)
  • to taste Green chili (optional)
  • to taste Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Method

  • Clean, wash and add the dal to boiling water. Add turmeric, salt, half of the finely chopped ginger, garlic and cook on medium heat for 2-3 hours or pressure cook at 15psi for 1/2 hour.
  • Uncover, cook further in same pan on low heat for 1/2 hour, stir and mash every now and then until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  • Heat the ghee, add remaining ginger, stir, add sliced onions, chili, and fry until golden brown. Add cumin or coriander (optional). Pour over dal just before serving.
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