Aloo Dal | How to make Aloo Dal

By Rina Vora  |  4th Jun 2017  |  
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About Aloo Dal Recipe

My mom always used to say, "anyone can cook an elaborate dish because it is preplanned. What is really tricky is to rustle up something with the minimum available ingredients, simple yet tasty. Today I'm sharing one such recipe, made with minimum ingredients, can be prepared in a jiffy and is yummy to the core. Dal without dal, that's Aloo Dal, let's embark on yet another culinary journey.

Aloo Dal, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Aloo Dal by Rina Vora will definitely help you in its preparation. The Aloo Dal can be prepared within 10 minutes. The time taken for cooking Aloo Dal is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Aloo Dal step by step. The detailed explanation makes Aloo Dal so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Aloo Dal can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Aloo Dal from BetterButter.

Aloo Dal

Ingredients to make Aloo Dal

  • potatoes 3 medium
  • tomatoes 3 medium
  • ginger 1 inch piece
  • garlic 4-5 cloves
  • green chillies 2 ( chillies can be added according to taste )
  • turmeric Powder/Haldi 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Oil/ghee 1 tbsp
  • cumin Seeds/Jeera 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies 1-2
  • water 2 cups (quantity can be altered as per desired consistency )
  • chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp

How to make Aloo Dal

  1. Wash and halve potatoes, wash the tomatoes and cut into chunks. Wash and peel ginger, garlic, chop roughly. Also chop the green chillies roughly.
  2. Put all of the above in a pressure cooker, add 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. The potatoes should turn mushy. Let the mixture cool, you can add cold water or ice cubes to hasten the cooling.
  3. Now blend the mixture in a mixer or a hand blender to a smooth puree. You can sieve the puree if you want, I do not as all the fibre is thus lost.
  4. Adjust the consistency, add water if required. Adjust salt. Bring to a boil, lower the flame while we prepare the tempering.
  5. Heat oil/ghee, add cumin seeds, when they splutter add dry red chillies. Stir and pour over the aloo dal. Sprinkle chopped coriander and cover the vessel for five minutes. Serve with rice/bread of your choice.
  6. Let

My Tip:

Lime juice can be added for that extra tang. 1 tsp of the same should do the trick. I sometimes add 2 tbsp fresh, whipped curd to the aloo dal and cook on sim for 2-3 minutes. Bhindi/Okra and Tendli/Ivy Gourd stir fried with regular masalas, roti/rice make this a yummy meal. This preparation goes very well with Gujarati masala poori.

Reviews for Aloo Dal (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

simple yet different...

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