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Urad Daal (Slow Cooker Recipe)



Urad Daal (Slow Cooker Recipe)
 
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Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
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A beautiful Daal with a soothing, homey feel to it that is sure to satisfy the palate and the soul. Simple, easy and delicious Urad Daal can also be made as easyly on the stove-top in a sauce pan or in a pressure cooker. Enjoy this Gujarati roadside dhabba dish.
Ingredients
  • Urad Daal – 1 cup
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp or to taste
  • Seasoning:
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee – ½ Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilies – 2 or to taste
  • Asafoetida – ⅛ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few leaves
  • Green Chillies – slit, to taste
  • Ginger – ½ tbsp, minced
  • Garlic – ½ tbsp, minced
  • Cilantro – for garnish
Instructions
  1. Wash the Urad Daal under the tap till the water runs clear.
  2. In the Slow Cooker combine the Daal and the Water.
  3. Give the daal a mix, cover and cook on high for 4 hours .
  4. After the 4 hours, open, mix and add Salt and Lemon/Lime Juice and mix.
  5. To work on the seasoning, heat Oil & Ghee in a skillet.
  6. Add in the Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.
  7. Add in the Dry Red Chillies, Asafoetida, Curry Leaves, Green Chillies, Ginger & Garlic. Cook for a minute.
  8. Add the seasoning to the Daal, add in fresh chopped Cilantro and it’s ready to serve.
  9. Enjoy with Chapatis, Rice or by itself, as a soup.
Notes
Pressure Cooker Method:
1. Cook Daal with the Water and allow the Pressure Cooker to whistle 1 time.
2. Turn the flame off and allow the pressure to go down by itself.
3. Open the Cooker follow the same steps mentioned above.

Stove-Top Method:
1. Cook Water and Daal in a Saucepan, covered, till the Daal is cooked.
2. Follow the same steps as the Slow-Cooker Method.



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