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Bharuchi Dal
Urad Dal
Shared by Ami


-.500 gm urad dal
- 2 onions
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. ground garlic

- 1tbs. ground chilies
- 1 tsp. red chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin (zeera powder)
- 1tsp. garam masala
- 3 tomatoes

- 5 cloves 5nos.
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 5-6 cardamom 5nos.
- 1\2 tsp. mace (javetri)
- 1 tsp. whole jeera
- 2 tbsp. fresh methi
- 1/4 cup oil or ghee

1.Cut one onion into small squares.Place dal and diced onion in a pressure cooker. Cook until tender.
2. Slice the other onion thinly. Heat oil in a pan and fry onion until light brown, add  cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, javantri and whole zeera and fry for 1 minute. Then add methi and fry for 1-2 more minutes.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and all other ingredients except garam masala to the onion mixture. Fry this for 8-10 minutes or until the oil begins to separate.
4. Add dal to it and mix well with a wooden spoon. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the masala is well blended. Mash some of the lentil with a wooden spoon against the side of the pan to thicken the sauce. Add garam masala and season to taste with salt.
5. Serve with plain boiled rice or chapati.