Daal Gujarati


1 cup split red gram lentil (arhar dal)
1 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
7-8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 cloves (laung)
1 piece cinnamon stick (dalchini)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp salt (namak)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
few coriander leaves (dhania patti)
1/2 cup tamarind (imli) water
1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

•    Soak gram lentil in water foe 1/2 an hour.
•    Then cook with salt, turmeric in a pressure cooker.
•    Crush cloves and cinnamon sticks.
•    Finely chop green chilies and coriander leaves.
•    Heat ghee in a pan and put cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida in it.
•    When mustard seeds crackles put curry leaves in it.
•    Then add green chillies and coriander powder and cook.
•    Add cloves and cinnamon stick along with boiled gram lentil.
•    After few minutes add tamarind water and sugar.
•    Simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from the flame.
•    Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.