July 10, 2013

Biulir Dal & Jhinge Aloo Posto


For Dal:

1. Urad Dal or Biulir Dal 1/2 cup washed and boiled
2. Bay leaf 1 large
3. Fennel Seeds 2 tablespoons
4. Red chili whole 2
5. Ginger ,fennel seed and green chili paste 2 teaspoons
6. Vegetable oil 1 teaspoon
7. Asafetida 1/4 teaspoon
8. Salt and sugar as per taste

For Posto:

1. Ridge gourd 2 large peeled and chopped
2. Potatoes 2 large
3. Poppy seed paste 4-5 tablespoons
4. Green chilies 2
5. Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
6. Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
7. Salt as per taste


Biulir Dal:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, fennel seeds, red chili, asafetida and fry for few seconds and then add the boiled dal and some water, bring the dal to a nice boil for 10 minutes. adjust salt and sugar to taste.
2. Before off the oven add the ginger, chili & fennel paste to the dal and mix it very well and off the oven and pour on a bowl.

Jhinge Posto:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add green chilies to it. Now add the potatoes and fry till they become golden brown. 
2. Now add the ridge gourd and fry for couple of minutes. Then add the salt, turmeric and poppy seed paste and cook posto covered on low heat till the potatoes become cooked.
3. When the potatoes are cooked enough higher the heat and fry the posto till all the water which came out from the ridge gourd evaporates.
4. When the water will be evaporated fry for for couple of minutes and off the oven.

Serve "Jhinge Aloo Posto & Biulir Dal" with steamed rice as lunch. 

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