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Type of Meal: Party, Lunch or Dinner
Type of Dish: Side Dishes, Gravies, Curries
Dish Name: Dal Banjari
Ingredients Method
1 cup black urad dal (split black lentils with skin)

1/2 cup Bengal gram dal (chana dal)

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves

1 stick cinnamon

2 whole red chillies

2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon green chillies, finely chopped

1 teaspoon chilli powder

2 tablespoons ghee

salt to taste

For the garnish

2 tablespoons chopped coriander

ginger, cut into thin strips (juliennes)
Clean and wash the dals together. Pressure cook with the turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water for 4 to 5 whistles or until the dal is cooked.

Heat the ghee in a pan, add the onion, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies and sauté till onion turns golden brown.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and chilli powder and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add this to the cooked dal and boil for 4 to 5 minutes.

Serve hot, garnished with the coriander and ginger strips.

Cooking Time : 30 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Serves : 4 to 5 people

A pot of pulses seasoned with simple spices was lit up with firewood and simmered for several hours to make this dal preparation. The cooks would have a meal ready around the time the maharaja returned from shikaar. It would consist of this dal, along with a meat preparation eaten with rotis. This is a quicker version of the traditional recipe but tastes just as delicious.

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