Sunday, January 20, 2008
Warna / Waran Bhaat
Hubby dear and few fellow bloggers pressed on me to post authentic recipes, i.e not what I cooked from others blogs but what I have grown up eating, cooked by my mother, my mother-in-law and those traditionally handed over dishes!
Hence I thought of trying to begin by posting this simple daal also called 'Waran' in Konkani and Marathi. This is perfect for any meal, noon or night and goes well with rice or chappatis!
This simple yet delectable daal is flavorful - spreads an aroma of fresh coriander , jeera and tomato! At my place we used to have this with Pappodu, vodi and any upkari!
1 cup tuvar daal
2 green chillies
1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
1 medium tomato
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp Jeera
Pressure cook the daal , tomato and hing with double volume of water upto 3 whistles or until done. Pour in another vessel, add the coriander leaves and simmer. Add salt to taste.
In a tadka pan, heat oil and splutter the cumin seeds (jeera) add to this daal. Cover the lid allowing the flavours to blend.
I call this daal a 'Bachelor's Daal' as it is pretty fast to make and any bachelor longing for home food can easily make this...
Serve with rice or chappati along with any side dish of your choice and pappad goes very well!