Monday, June 25, 2012

Dal Kofte/ Dal Phare gravy

Its a regional dish from Varanasi which i got from my maid on my last visit to my home !!
Mostly this is the preparation for rainy season,when there is lesser veggies in market.
This time i made this with Urad Dal..but it can be prepared by masoor or moong dal too.


1Cup Dal(urad/masoor/moong)
1 Onion
4-5 Garlic 
1/2inch Ginger
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Red chili powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Hing
1" Cinnamon stick
1.5tbsp Oil
Salt to taste


  • Make rough paste of dal without adding any water.
  • Make paste of onion,ginger,garlic and cumin seeds.
  • Boil 3cup of water with 1tsp oil,1/2tsp salt and hing.once it start boiling bring heat on low.
  • Make balls from 1tsp of dal paste(use wet hand) and drop it in boiling water slowly.they will float on top after 1minute.
  • Remove from water after 5minutes and let it cool down.Don't though remaining water,it will be used in gravy.
  • Shallow fry these balls and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in deep pan.Add onion paste and all spice powder.Let it cook for 5-6minutes on lowest heat.
  • Now add 1.5Cup of water(in which we boiled those balls) and let it come to boil.
  • Add fried balls and let it cook with closed lid for 7-8 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with Roti or Rice.

# Make sure make rough paste otherwise balls will not be soft.
##Adjust gravy as per your need.
### While adding salt keep in mind that there is salt in water already.

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