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1 cup toor dal (washed thoroughly and soaked for 15-20 mins),
1 medium Tomato chopped
1 tsp Red chilli powder, salt to taste,
1 tsp ghee,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
4 dried red chillies cut,
1 medium onions chopped,
1 tsp ginger garlic paste,
10-12 fresh curry leaves,
1tsp garam masala,
Pinch of asafoetida, and
1 tsp amchoor ( dry mango) powder
Mix the first 5 ingredients (Dal, tomatoes, turmeric, chili powder, and salt). Add 2 cups of water and boil till the dal is cooked. Do not overcook as it will become a paste. (You can use a pressure cooker and cook for about 2 whistles.) In a separate pan, heat ghee and add the cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add the curry leaves, red chilli peppers, and hing. Then add onions and fry for 2-3 mins. Add ginger garlic paste, amchoor and garam masala and fry for another 2 mins. Add the cooked dal. Mix and boil for 5 mins. Garnish with sliced onions seasoned with chat masala, lime juice and cilantro. Serve with plain rice, parathas or rotis.
Chicken 1 lb, Yogurt 1/4 cup, Ginger paste 2 tsp, Garlic paste 2 tsp, Chili powder 1 tbsp, Lemon juice 1 tbsp, Oil 2 tbsp, Pepper powder 1 tsp, Salt
Skin & bone the chicken. Cut into 4 parts. Prick it well with a fork or a sharp knife. Mix yogurt, ginger, garlic, chili powder, salt ,pepper and oil in a bowl. Place chicken into marinade for 2 hours. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers. Brush with olive oil and place on grill for 6 minutes or more on each side.
Boneless chicken 1lb, Yogurt 1/4 cup, Onion 1, Garam masala 2 tsp (curry powder), Chili powder 2 tsp, Oil, Salt
Take a bowl and mix yogurt, chili powder, garam masala, finely chopped onion, oil and salt. Cut the boneless chicken into very fine cubes, and marinade it with the mixture for about 3-4 hours. Heat the pan, make the chicken into small disc shape, and put it on the pan and it will cook till it turns golden red.
Cut chicken into pieces and marinate with yogurt and salt and keep aside for an hour. Heat oil and fry finely chopped onion until it becomes golden brown. Then add ginger and garlic paste and fry until the aroma comes out. Then add chili powder and coriander mixed in 4 tbsp water. Stir well until the oil comes out clear. Now add the chicken and sufficient water to make good sauce. Cover and let cook on gentle heat till chicken is done.