Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dal Bhat ~ Nepali Dish

Dal Bhat
Dal Bhat is a traditional meal for Nepal & also for few other countries. Dal means cooked lentils & bhat means rice here. When they both are combined it's comforting & awesome. I used masoor dal, as it is easy to cook on stove top in very less time. The spices might vary, but the addition of garam masala powder made this dal more flavorful.
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Dal Bhat
Adapted from here.
Prep Time-1hr 10mins {1hr soak time} | Cook time-20mins | Serves-4people
1Cup masoor dal {soaked for 1hr}
1Big onion chopped
2Big tomatos chopped 
2Garlic cloves 
1/2Tsp turmeric
1Tsp chili powder
1Tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
2Tbs oil
Cilantro for garnish
- Soak dal for at least 1hr.
- Heat pan with oil. To that add onions & chopped garlic. Fry till onions are translucent. 
- Mean while drain water from dal & add to pan. 
- Fry them for 2mins in oil & then later add 2cups of water to pan. 
- Close it with a lid & cook for 10mins. 
- Now add tomatoes, chili powder, garam masala & salt to pan. 
- Cook on low heat for another 10mins with closed lid.
- Adjust the taste if needed & garnish dal with coriander leaves. 
- Switch off heat & serve warm with rice & ghee.
-  You can use your choice of dal in cooking this dish. 
- You can add seasoning to the dish for much more flavor. 
Dal Bhat
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  1. Dal bhat is the dish of the day today! So many of you made it. Nice comforting meal.

  2. Another Daal Bhat...wow...that really shows how like minded this group is.lovely pics.

  3. Such a filling, comforting and delicious dish.

  4. Such an tempting comfort food :) I am always a fan of dal bhat any time , such an flavorful dal dear , looks inviting !!

  5. Yes guess we are happy with the food that's close to us..very inviting pictures..

  6. Very comforting and healthy dish . Looks yummy..

  7. I'm glad you are able to keep up with this kind of events, hats off to your energy level. :)
    Dal bhaat is Simple yet most comforting food...

  8. A bowl of dal bhat is quite enough to have a filling lunch or dinner, comforting meal.

  9. beautifully presented...i made it too and my family loved it

  10. Looks like this dish is a very popular one from Nepal!