Food-filment is out of hibernation after almost 2 months !!!! Crazy right?
‘Food-Filment’ is a major part of my life, it is my second baby 🙂 So you can definitely imagine my plight staying away from my blog for more than 2 months. I can pen down the reasons for being so distant from the blog but at the end of the day, the fact that I did not update my blog definitely makes me unhappy. So for now, let’s leave the reasons aside and get into the mode of re-connecting myself with the blog as much as possible because this is one among those things in life which keeps me sane and makes me happy 🙂
My life has been crazy busy from past 2 months – summer vacations with parents, summer trips and a move from sunny California to the big apple city NYC 🙂
It has just been a week since the move and currently staying in a company accommodation with limited kitchen utensils, we have been having very simple food like lemon rice, basic sabjis and the very famous dal-rice.
Dal-Rice is a comfort food which is prepared in different ways. Here is my favorite recipe learnt from my mother. My son is not very fond of rice and rasam combo but this particular dal is his favorite and never has trouble gobbling this up.
So here is the recipe:
Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
Tomatoes – 1
Green chillies – 2 to 3
Ginger – 1/2 inch – chopped finely
Lemon – 1
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Curd chillies / Dry red chillies – 2
Pressure cook the dal with enough water for 2-3 whistles and allow to cool.
Once cool, puree or mash the dal well.
Add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies and ginger.
Now add the turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
Boil well for about 10-12 minutes on medium flame. Turn off heat.
Now prepare the tempering using ghee by adding the ingredients mentioned under the ‘For tempering’ section.
Add the tempering to the dal.
At the end, add the juice of 1 lemon to the hot dal and mix well. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves. Your comfort food is ready to be savored.
Serve hot with some rice, papad and pickle.