Recipe cred: Ruhana Ebrahim
Pic cred: @mama_taught_me_well
Ingredients for dhal mix:1 large onion (sliced),3 tablespoon oil,1 stem curry leaves,2 pieces taj (cinnamon sticks), 3 Elachi (cardomom) pods,3 lavang (cloves), 1 teaspoon Jeeru (Cumin) seeds,1.5 - 2kg mutton curry pieces1 cup oil dhal (soaked & boiled),½ cup pea dhal (soaked and boiled)½ cup yellow moong (soaked and boiled),½ cup brown Masoor (Back lentils) (boiled),2 teaspoon rough salt,2 teaspoon chilli powder,2 teaspoon dhana Jeeru (Cumin) powder,½ teaspoon turmeric powder,1 tablespoon red ginger garlic masala,1 teaspoon mustard powder,2 tablespoon brown vinegar,3 large tomatoes (liquidized),Handful mint (chopped),Handful spring onions (chopped),2 whole green chillies (slit),juice of 1 lemon.
Garnish-Handful fresh dhania (coriander) (chopped)
Rice:1 onion (sliced),2 tablespoon oil,1 teaspoon Jeeru (Cumin) seeds, 2 pieces taj (cinnamon sticks),2 teaspoon rough salt,3 cups basmati rice,6 cups water.
Katchumar:1 onion (chopped),2 tomatoes (chopped),½ cucumber (chopped),2 whole green chillies (chopped)White vinegar,Pinch salt.
Rice:1. Braise onion in oil with Jeeru (Cumin) and taj till golden.2. Add water to pot and salt and bring to boil with lid on. 3. Rinse rice, and add to boiling water. 4. Allow to cook on medium heat, stirring pot twice inbetween. 5. Once water is almost burnt out, drop heat to low and allow to steam and fluff up.
Dhal:1. Boil dhals separately with ¼ teaspoon turmeric and ¼ teaspoon rough salt. 2. Boil till it forms a "mush" texture, then mix altogether.3. Braise onion in oil with taj, Elachi (cardomom), cloves, curry leaves and Jeeru (Cumin) seeds. 4. Add in mutton, spices, vinegar, spring onions, mint and tomatoes.5. Allow tomato water to burn out. 6. Then add more water as needed to cook mutton till tender.7. Add in dhal mixture with slit chillies and bring to boil. 8. Add lemon juice and cut in fist of fresh dhaina when done. Mix in.9. Mix all katchumar ingredients together.10. Serve dhal on hot rice, with sides of katchumar, salads, papar and atchaar.
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17 Nov 2017
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