Mix Dals Fry

Dal Fry 1Dal Fry

Hi friends! A very popular reasonably spiced north Indian preparation.It is a tasty combination of husked moong dal and masoor dal  . Dal fry  is very delicious quick and easy to make.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Servings : 4

Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi

Course: Dals / lentils

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Split husked Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Masoor dal
  • 1 medium size Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small size tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 level tsp Salt or / to taste

Method :

Step 1.

Wash well and soak moong dal  and masoor dal for ten minutes in 500 ml of water.

Step 2.

Pressure cook on high flame the dals in the same water in which it was soaked, with salt, turmeric powder and the red chili powder. The moment full pressure is formed,Switch off the stove.Let the cooker cool down to room temperature, remove the cooked dal in to a serving bowl.

Step 2.

Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, when cumin starts crackling add chopped onions sauté till golden. Add minced garlic saute till light golden add green chili.

Step 3.

Add this seasoning to the dal, simmer for two minutes, add lime juice and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Possible health benefits of Moong and Masoor dal:

Moong Dal:Moong dal is a dieter friendly dal. This type of dal has minimal calorie and is a rich source of iron and potassium.

moong dal is hailed has the healthiest among the dals. Others like masoor dal have health benefits too.

Masoor Dal : Masoor dal is very good for people suffering from bile reflux, and it also improves the blood circulation in the body.

Ref. http://www.boldsky.com/health/nutrition/2013/ten-types-of-dals-their-health-benefits-035300.html#slide20026

Good point of mixed dals:

  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

 

Curd/yogurt Dip

Garlic Dip NG

Curd- garlic dip

Hi friends! Making this creamy, subtly garlicky hung yogurt/curd, garlic dip is  easy. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a creamy stuffing for pita bread.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Level: Easy

Course: Snack

Dips or dipping sauce are used as accompaniments to add flavor to a food, such as pita bread, crackers, cut-up raw cucumber, carrots, seafood, meat and cheese, potato fingers, tortilla chips etc. The food is dipped, and eaten. basded on hung curd Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other easily held foods. Thick dips  /yogurt, are very delicious and popular. Dip is a very widespread food, and is eaten in various forms all over the world.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Hung curd
  • 6 cloves Garlic, crushed well
  • 1 tsp Mustard paste
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar

Method:

Step 1.

Mince the garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle. Keep it aside.

Step 2.

Take a mixing bowl, put the hung curd in a bowl and whisk till it becomes really smooth.

Step 3.

Add the vinegar, crushed garlic, salt, mustard paste, sugar and black pepper powder. Whisk again to mix it well.

Step 4.

Serve with carrot, cucumber sticks, bread and other crisps.

Note: You can make different dips out of this basic dip recipe by adding – finely cut green bell pepper, finely chopped up gherkins and olives, finely chopped mint etc.

How to Make Hung Curd:

When whey water gets completely drained from the curd , hung curd is ready. Hung curd is used in many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes and is a great source of calcium.

Steps-

  • Tie fresh curd tightly in muslin or cheesecloth.
  • Hang the tied ball for draining water / liquids out. Draining over a sink or bowl is best.
  • Wait at least six hours to ensure full draining.
  • Take down the bundle.
  • We can use a weight on the drained curds to press even more moisture out.
  • The HUNG curd can be refrigerated to last a long time without souring.

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

 

 

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