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Dal Bhat from Indian State Sikkim

Dāl bhāt is a traditional meal originated from the Indian subcontinent. It consists of steamed rice and a cooked lentil or other pulses stew called dal. It is a staple food in these countries. Bhāt or chāwal means "boiled rice" in a number of Indo-Aryan languages.


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Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat
Dal Bhat

Course : Main dish

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  •  Toor dal - 1/2 cup

  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch

  • Cloves - 3

  • Cardamom - 3

  • Pepper - 1 tsp

  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Dried red chili - 2

  • Onion - 1

  • Tomato - 1

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Salt - as per taste

  • Oil - 1 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Wash the toor dal, turmeric powder & water, pressure cook for 4 whistle, once pressure is out, mash the cooked dal & keep aside

  2. Dry roast, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper, cumin seeds & dried red chili until aromatic, cool down & grind to coarse powder

  3. In a pan add oil, sauté onion & tomato well until they turn mushy

  4. Add turmeric powder, roasted spice powder & salt as per taste & sauté until aromatic

  5. Now add cooked mashed toor dal to it and mix well

  6. Boil for 10 minutes

  7. Serve hot with rice or roti

Pictorial:

cooked mashed toor dal
cooked mashed toor dal

dry roast the spices
dry roast the spices

coarse spice powder
coarse spice powder

in oil, sauté onion & tomato
in oil, sauté onion & tomato

turmeric powder & salt as per taste
turmeric powder & salt as per taste

roasted spice powder
roasted spice powder

cooked dal
cooked dal

boil for 10 min
boil for 10 min

serve hot
serve hot
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