Monday, June 15, 2009

Leek and Potato Dal

I bought Leek, without knowing what it is, then googled and found its identity. There were many recipe's for Leek and Potato Soup, Leek and Moong Dal. I wanted to add all these three, Leek, Potato,and Moong Dal in a single pot. It came out so well, with mild flavour's of each ingredient that went in. I served the Dal with Chapathi's, and it tasted so Good.

Leek

Leek, belongs to Onion Family. Leek has a little Onion taste and Scallion's taste. If you want to try some Pakora's, try with Leek, it turns out so Good. Proof is my Fried Tofu with Leek. Leek also reduces bad cholestrol. so try to put this wonder in your food often. Avacado's and Leek's, both have properties in them, Which helps to reduce the bad cholestrol, Reducing Bad Cholestrol is good for your Heart.



Ingredients for Leek Potato Dal:

1. Leek - 1
2. Potato - 1
3. Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
4. Dry Mango Powder / Amchur Powder - 1/4 tsp
5. Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method:

* Chop the Leek's Green Stem Part, as shown in the above Picture.
* Peel the Skin of Potato and chop them.
* Wash the Moong Dal.
* Put all the Leek, Potato, Moong Dal in a wide-bottomed Pressure Cooker. Pour some water till they are totally immersed in.
* Cook them till the cooker releases 4 whistle's. wait till the steam escapes and open the cooker.
* Now Cool and Blend them togeather. add Salt and Amchur/Dry Mango Powder to the dal and mix well.
* If you wish, add some Chaat Masala.
* If you want the dal to be spicy, add Green Chilli's in the Pressure Cooker, and remove it before you blend.



Potato and Leek with Moong Dal


The taste was so mild and i liked it along with Chapathi's.


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