Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trevti Dal

I love Gujrathi food. Every time I see the scene in 3 Idiots where Kareena Kapoor talks about the strange Gujrathi food I laugh my ass off.  Khakra, Fafda, Dhokla, Thepla. But then konkani food also has some very funny names. All are so different to hear about. This is another dal without onion or garlic. Its also called Trevti because it has 3 dals combined together.

Ingredients :
Chana Dal : 1/3 cup
Moong Dal : 1/3 cup
Toor Dal/ Masoor Dal : 1/3 cup
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Salt according to Taste
Lemon Juice : 1 tsp

Tempering Ingredients :
Oil : 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Bay Leaves :1
Red Chili : 2
Asafoetida : a pinch
Ginger : 1 inch (finely Chopped)
Green Chili : 2-3 (finely Chopped)
Tomato : 1/3 cup
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp

Procedure :
1. Wash all the dals (Chana Dal, Moong Dal and Toor dal) and cook in a pressure cooker with a pinch of turmeric, sufficient water and salt for 8 to 9 whistles so that the dal is well cooked.
2. The dal would be well cooked and smashed by now.
3. Temper with all the ingredients given under tempering and pour on the cooked dal.
4. Garnish with lemon juice and serve hot.