Thursday, 27 October 2011

Khatta metha channa dal..:)

This khata meetha channa daal recipe is like a slight tangy flavor due to the addition of dried mangoes.. Sometimes upon its unavailability, tamarind juice, lemon juice or raw green mango puree can be also used.
There have been many times when I have made this Daal for my husband, and the response has always been great. This recipe brings the authentic flavor of odisha  into your kitchen.
It's a delicious combination of channa daal, garlic,dried mango, mildly sweet... When cooked, they turn to tasty yellow mush.. A simple Daal recipe that is healthy, easy to prepare and dal dazzles the taste buds and tastes great on its own or with rice/chapattis and pepper papad.

This dish is really tasty - and it's a lot easier than you think. Get the following ingredients together:

1 cup channa dal soaked
¼tsp  turmeric
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4-5 crushed garlic cloves
½ tsp panch phoran
4  dried red chillies
1 bay leaf
Curry leaves a handful
salt as per your taste
2 dried mango ( Ambula)
1 tbsp sugar or to taste

Wash the channa dal  properly. Put them in a cooker with the turmeric , salt & water.
 Cover the lid & let it cook for 10-15 min  or til the daals are tender.
When the daals are cooked, mash with a spoon to a pulp-like consistency.
 Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. add the panch phoran, chillies , curry leaves and  bay leaf.
Stir and fry  until they crackles &  chillies darken in colour. Add the crushed garlic cloves. Fry till they changes to golden brown colour.
 Add the cooked daals. Stir to mix.
Add the dried mangos, a little at a time to get the sourness you desire. Add just enough sugar to balance the sourness.
Bring to the boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Serve hot with hot steamd rice & chappatis.

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