Today I am sharing with you a simple lentil recipe made with roasted Moong dal and Parwals. It is a traditional Bengali recipe and very popular throughout Bengal. The dish is healthy, tasty and very quick and easy to prepare.You can use pressure cooker for making the dish.
Cooking time – 40 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Moong dal – 200 grams.
2.Parwal – 250 grams.
3.Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
4.Salt to taste.
5.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
6.Slit green chilly – 4
7.Nigella seeds (kalojeera) – 1/2 tsp.
8.Dry red chilly – 1.
9.Oil – 3 tbsp.
10.Ghee – 1 tbsp.
11.Chopped coriander leaves- 4 tbsp.
1.Peel the Parwala and wash well.Make slits in two ends. Do not cut into halves. Marinate the Parwals with 1/2 tp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep aside until use. In a frying pan roast the Moong dal till light brown (on slow heat with stirring continuously).
2.Heat oil in a frying, fry the parwals till light brown on both sides. Take out from oil, keep aside.
3.In a vessel boil the dal in 3 to 4 cups of water with 1 tbsp.of salt and turmeric powder until soft. Add water if needed. Mash the dal lightly with ladle. Add the fried parwals and cook for 5 minutes with stirring occasionally. Add water if needed. Remove the pan from heat.
4.Place the frying pan on heat, add dry red chilly, stir fry until brown. Add nigella seeds. Fry for 1/2 minute, add the dal, sugar and slit green chilly and mix well. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.Add chopped coriander leaves.
Remove the pan from heat, mix ghee. Cover the pan,give 10 minutes standing time.
Tasty and healthy Dal – Potol is ready. Serve with Rice or Roti.