Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dal Bath(Rice and Toor dal cooked together)

Today i had to cook lunch just for myself, and was so bored to eat noodles(usually i make noodles when i have to cook only for myself). I felt too lazy to spend time in the kitchen today, since i was admiring the snow on the roads through my window. Yes, we had ice storm warning and had freezing rain too. So, thought of "Dal bath" which can be made within minutes. This dish is usually made in south india where toor dal is the main ingredient in everyday meal, either as sambar or in rasam. Dal Bath is easily digestible and can be had during fever(instead of the bread/milk which most children doesn't like). It is a best medicine for ulcer stomach too.

Rice - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 4-5 pods
Jeera - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 1(optional)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 5 leaves
Salt to taste

Wash rice and toor dal together. Cook rice, toor dal, turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of jeera, salt, garlic, green chillies(optional) alongwith 5 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Heat ghee, fry remaining jeera, curry leaves and add this to cooked dal bath. Serve with papad, potato fry.

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