Saturday, November 12, 2011

Daal Banjari

I am completing first week of my Vegan challenge and till now have been successful in sticking to the vegan diet. I have replaced my milk tea to soy milk masala tea and now loving it. The breakfast is mostly semolina upma or oats with a dash of soy milk and some fruits or brown rice poha and even Vegan french toasts.

Lunch comprises of lentils with roti or any tofu dish with rotis/ parathas and dinner is mostly dosas/ idlis/ roti subzi. I made these lentils for our lunch and it was super good. This daal belongs from Indian State of Rajasthan. The recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's tasty eating for healthy living book, earlier I have tried this Daal Lucknowi from that book.


Ingredients:

Whole Black Gram with Skin( Urad daal)- 2/3 Cup (soaked)
Split Bengal Gram- 1/3 Cup (soaked)
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Onions- 2 Small chopped
Cloves- 2
Cinnamon Stick- 1 Inch
Dry Red Chillies- 2
Ginger- 1 Inch Piece (crushed in mortar)
Garlic- 2 cloves (crushed in mortar)
Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
Green Chilly- 1
Black Pepper Powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves- to garnish
Oil- 1 tbsp

Procedure:
  • Pressure cook both grams together with turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water till 4-5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, onions, crushed ginger and garlic with dried red chillies and green chilly and sautè till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add the cooked grams, black pepper powder and coriander powder. Boil for 5-10 minutes. Check seasoning.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.




32 comments:

  1. Hey raji,I too have that book of Sanjeev Kappor's and try out the recipes from time time.One such recipe is coming in my blog pretty soon..

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  2. perfect punjabi bal as we callit langer dal u make it perfect and tasty

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  3. I love whole black gram daal! We typically add lemon juice to it...really brings out the flavors. Love the photo, it makes me upset that I had a mere sandwich for lunch :(

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  4. Very delicious and tempting recipe.. looks awesome :)

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  5. great recipe.looks so delicious and creamy

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  6. aaah- vegan challenge- tht's somethg even i have been meaning to try ! lemme know how it goes; dal looks great

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  7. wonderful and comfortable dal. Nice to see ur beautiful clicks on food gawker and tastespotting. Keep ur great work going. i loved ur koftas a lot. what a wonderful presentation.

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  8. Wow! The dal looks nutritious and healthy! Superb!

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  9. Great stuff raja.... we make a deal at my house almost everyday..this looks yummy...well done on following the vegan challenge so far

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  10. simple n healthy dal....beautiful click dear!

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  11. Simple & tasty daal, looks great!

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  12. Hi raji, congratulations for sticking to vegan diet successfully. very nice presentation.

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  13. lovely daal raji !!! Looking too gud and i can enjoy two bowls full of this yumm daal...great !!!

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  14. Dal looks really very very tasty. Yum! Yum!

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  15. Dal looks really very very tasty. Yum! Yum!

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  16. Dhal looks delicious....Simply great..

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  17. dal looks delicious.....amazing clicks too

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  18. Never tried this before..comfort dal,bookmarked

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  19. Delicious one Raji, lovely click. Kudos to you in continuing the vegan challenge. I was on a vegan diet for couple of weeks and found Almond Milk and Coconut Milk as a good alternative.

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  20. congratulations on your first week!! great job keeping at it.. hopefully you will find the alternatives that work for u and continue!

    The daal looks gorgeous.. i've never made urad and chana together before. i am sure it tastes divine!

    Richa @Hobby And More Food Blog

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  21. Terrific pics on comfort food...Glad to c u in taste spotting.

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  22. Daal looks really well made......would love to have some.

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  23. Daal looks really tasty and healthy indeed...wonderful shots Raji..
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  24. Wow! different and authentic recipes you make! Looks very tempting...
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  25. Wow! different and authentic recipes you make! Love it...
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  26. Dal banjari looks delicious. Nice clicks.

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  27. Dal looks nutritious and protien packed.

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  28. How did the vegan diet go? I am very interested in following one. But am dissuaded by the fact that we Indians more or less follow a vegan diet esp vegetarians. Just replacing diary with soy products doesn't seem like a good enough reason.

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  29. congrats raji... felt nice to read. i have also begun on vegan diet but the hubby refuses to be on one :-(

    the dal is looking delicious.

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