Dhal Cha is actually prepared and served in weddings (nikkah) with biriyani or ghee rice...dhal cha is purely made out of meat bones and vegetables .i have modified with my own proportion and made it with only vegetables and we can have it with plain rice also ..instead of usual sambar we can have this vegetable masala sambar...very rich and tasty...
1 cup Toor dhal
500 g Vegetables ( carrot, potato, brinjal, vazhakkai)
2 nos Tomato (big) chopped
2 nos Onion medium ( chopped)
3 nos Green chili (slit open )
2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Jeera powder
1 tsp Aniseeds powder(sombu)
1 T Corriander powder ( according to taste )
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder (for gravy)
1 T Curd (beat nicely)
2 T Corrainder leaves (finely chopped)
1 strands Curry leaves
Tamarind (berry size)
Garam masala powder
4 T Oil
Salt to taste
Pressure cook toor dhal with turmeric powder. keep aside.
Take a pan.add oil, saute onion and green chilli.
When onion turns golden brown add ginger garlic paste,garam masala, tomatoesand corriander leaves. saute nicely so that tomatoes get smashed nicely
Add red chilli powder, pepper,jeera, sombu powders and corriander powder. add the vegetables.
Mix well and add curd to the mixture.
And little water to cook vegetables. close the pan so that the vegetables cook well.
Add the toor dhal and tamarind extract,
Curry leaves and add salt.
Keep in low flame for 5 min stir well
Tasty vegetable dhal cha is ready to serve with rice
Im sending this recipe to Rendezvous With Kitchen Flavours