Daal Chaawal
Author: Alka
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Dal rice is a staple food of Indian, the comfort food as it is called, the combination of lentils with steamed white rice when served with roti and a side dish makes a complete meal
  • Yellow moong dal (dhotal dal) 2 handful of this will suffice for 3 persons
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Green chillies 3
  • Ginger
  • Curry leaves 6-8
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil 1 tbsp for tempering
  • Steamed white rice as per requirement
  1. Soak dal for at least half hour, rinse it with water, several times.
  2. In a pressure cooke, mix dal, chopped tomatoes, green chillies and ginger, salt, turmeric powder and two cups of water
  3. Close the lid of cooker and wait for 2 whistles.Put off the gas
  4. (NOTE Many prefer this dal to be cooked in handi, or an open vessel, in that case follow same method except that more water should be added)
  5. When the pressure subsides, open the cooker lid and whisk the dal
  6. Now take some oil for tempering,heat it and add curry leaves and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter
  7. Add this tempering to the dal, mix it, adjust it's consistency by adding water and simmer it for few min, or if using pressure cooker, wait for one whistle
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain white rice .You can also serve this with various side dish like potato subzi, fried okra, arbi etc
  9. The picture here also shows an onion pickle, which is made with a base of mustard seeds and water.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at https://sindhirasoi.com/2008/02/daalchaawal/