Kaali Daal/ Ma ki Dal
1 cup split urad daal with cover(black lentils),
2 large onions sliced,
2 green chillies slit vertically,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
A pinch of asafoetida,
2 large tomatoes chopped into cubes,
2″ piece of ginger jullienned,
1 tbsp garlic minced,
2 tsps coriander powder,
1 tsp cumin powder,
1/2 tsp red chilli powder,
1/2 cup thick cream whisked,
2 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste,
2 tbsp vegetable or any cooking oil.
Soak the Urad Daal (black lentils) in a bowl of water, overnight or for atleast 5-6 hours. Boil the soaked lentils with 3 cups of water, 1 sliced onion, green chillies, ginger and salt to taste till they are very tender. In a separate pan, heat the ghee, add cumin seeds. When they splutter fry the other onion in it till soft. Add the asfoetida, garlic and fry for a minute. Then add the tomatoes, coriander and red chilli powder and fry for another 5 minutes. Add the boiled lentils and enough water to make a thick dal like consistency and mix well. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour in the whisked cream and mix well. Turn off the fire.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and some more cream.