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Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe

Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe.
Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe
Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe.

Punj Rattani Dal- Punj Rattani Dal, "Dal of Five Jewels", is a dal fit for a feast, made of 5 different pulses - chana dal (split chickpea), toor dal (split pigeon pea), sabut moong (whole mung bean), sabut urad (black gram) and sabut masoor (whole red lentil).

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th February 2019 in celebration of the first ever United Nations World Pulse day. To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes:

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal.

Phaanu – This rich, creamy vegan dal recipe works perfectly as an Indian main dish.

Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) - This dal is a fantastic lentil dish with rich spices. It goes great with basmati rice and is simple and easy to make.

How To Make Punj Rattani Dal:
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 7 tsp Sabut Moong (Whole Mung Bean), Sabut Masoor (Whole Brown Lentil), Sabut Urad (Whole Urad Bean), Chana Dal (Split Chickpea), Toor Dal (Split Pigeon Pea)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 roma tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

Method:

  1. Wash the lentils well and let soak in water for an hour. Drain.
  2. Heat the ghee in a large saucepan, or pressure cooker. Add the cumin seeds and sauté over medium heat until they begin to sizzle.
  3. Add in the chopped onions and cook until light brown.
  4. Add the lentils and fry for 4-5 minutes. Since the original recipe calls for 6 tbsp, and I use only 2 tbsp, it is important to keep stirring the lentils, as they tend to stick without the extra fat.
  5. Add approx. 2 litres water and bring the lentils to a boil. Reduce to low heat and remove any scum. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Cover and simmer until lentils are cooked and two-thirds of the liquid has evaporated. When using the pressure cooker, after adding the water, I immediately add in the coriander, red chilli and turmeric powder, put the lid of the cooker on, and let it cook for about 3-4 whistles. Then I lower the heat and keep on the flame for 20-25 minutes. Once the pressure leaves, open the lid and proceed as follows.
  6. Mash the lentils lightly against the sides with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle cumin powder and fennel powder stir for 2-3 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  7. For the tempering, melt butter in a small saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add in the tomatoes, yoghurt and garam masala and fry over medium heat until the fat leaves the sides. You will see the butter floating on the sides. Add this mixture immediately to the cooked lentils and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve with any Indian flatbread or rice.

Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe

Punj Rattani Dal: Recipe.

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Punj Rattani Dal- Punj Rattani Dal, "Dal of Five Jewels", is a dal fit for a feast, made of 5 different pulses - chana dal (split chickpea), toor dal (split pigeon pea), sabut moong (whole mung bean), sabut urad (black gram) and sabut masoor (whole red lentil).

Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

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Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe

Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe

Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe.

Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) - This dal is a fantastic lentil dish with rich spices. 

It goes great with basmati rice and is simple and easy to make. 

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th of February 2019 in celebration of the first-ever United Nations World Pulse day. 

To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes:

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal.

Phaanu – This rich, creamy vegan dal recipe works perfectly as an Indian main dish.

How To Make Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak):


Serves 4 (with rice or flatbreads)

Ingredients:

1 cup dried yellow peas/vatana
1/2 cup onion
3/4 cup coconut (preferably dry coconut)
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp tamarind extract or 1-2 pieces of tamarind
oil
salt

Method:
  1. Soak pulses in water (If you are using yellow/green peas, soak it overnight).
  2. Pressure cook until they are soft.
  3. Heat a little oil and fry 1/4 cup onion. When the onion turns brownish, add coconut and fry till coconut also turns brownish. Grind it with the tamarind.
  4. Heat a little oil and fry onions. Add chili powder, garam masala, the paste (see above), the cooked pulses and salt. Cook for 7-8 minutes. Make sure the bhaji should be watery (pattal).
  5. Serve with pav or chapathi.
Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe

Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe.

What do you think of this Pea's Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) Recipe?

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Peas Bhaji (Pattal Bhaji or Tonak) - This dal is a fantastic lentil dish with rich spices. It goes great with basmati rice and is simple and easy to make.

Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

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Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe

Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe.
Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe

Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe.

Phaanu – This rich, creamy vegan dal recipe works perfectly as an Indian main dish.

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th February 2019 in celebration of the first ever United Nations World Pulse day. To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes. Starting with this Sultani Dal recipes:

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal.

How To Make Phaanu:

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gahat or kulath (horse gram)
  • 1/2 cup oil (preferably mustard oil)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 tsp jakhiya or cumin
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp dry coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 cups water
  • salt
  • ghee, for garnish

How To Make:

  1. Soak the gahat daal in water overnight. If using arhar daal, soak for 1-2 hours.
  2. In the morning wash and rub the daal in running water so that it is free of seed covering (chilka). Then, grind it into a dry thick paste in a mixer or on a silbatta along with green chillies, garlic and ginger.
  3. Place a tawa on a moderate flame. Put some oil and make thick pancakes (like cutlets) from the daal paste. Use only half of the paste for making the cakes.
  4. Mix water with the remaining paste making it of pouring consistency. Heat oil in a pan and add jakhiya seeds and hing. Now add gahat paste, turmeric powder, dry coriander powder and salt.
  5. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on slow fire. Add the gahat cakes to the gravy and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes. The gravy should have pouring consistency. If too thick, add some more water and heat until it boils.
  6. Garnish with pure ghee and chopped coriander leaves. 
  7. Serve with steamed rice.
Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe

Phaanu: Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe

What do you think of this Phaanu Rich, Creamy Vegan Dal Recipe?

Do you fancy trying it?

Phaanu – This rich, creamy vegan dal recipe works perfectly as an Indian main dish.
Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

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Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal.
Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal.

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th February 2019 in celebration of the first ever United Nations World Pulse day. To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes. Starting with this Sultani Dal recipes:

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

Jenny Chandler, author of the superb recipe book Pulse, created this recipe for Hodmedod's British-grown split yellow peas.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal- A variant on classic chana dal, this can be served as part of an Indian feast or eaten for a comforting simple supper with some flatbread or rice.
Soaking the peas for a few hours will speed up the cooking but they do only take about 45 minutes to cook from scratch.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal:

Serves 4 (with rice or flatbreads)

You Will Need:

  • 250g Split Yellow Peas
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • About 1 litre Water
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 3cm piece of Ginger, finely diced
  • 2 dried Red Chillis, chopped (or any fresh or dried, green or red, depending on your preference for heat
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Ground Coriander
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 200g Chopped Tinned Tomatoes (or 4 skinned and chopped ripe tomatoes, if in season)
  • 200g Fresh Spinach, washed and roughly chopped (if using baby spinach, just leave it whole)
  • Handful Fresh Coriander, chopped (optional, to garnish)
  • Pinch Amchur - dried sour mango (optional, to garnish)

How To Make:

  1. Rinse the split peas in a sieve, place in a large saucepan with the turmeric and cover with about 1 litre of cold water.
  2. Bring the pan up to the boil and then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour until the peas are quite soft and creamy. You may need to add more water as the peas cook; I like my dal to have quite a thick texture and some discernible peas whilst others prefer a soupier creamy finish.
  3. Whilst the peas are cooking you can fry up the spiced tomato mixture in a small frying pan.
  4. Heat up the oil and fry off the whole cumin seeds until fragrant.
  5. Add the onion, chilli and ginger and cook for about 10 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  6. Turn up the heat and stir in the garlic, coriander and garam masala, cooking just until you are enveloped in all the wonderful smells. Add the tomatoes and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  7. Once the split peas are soft and cooked through you can add the tomato mixture, along with a pinch of salt, and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
  8. Throw in the spinach at the last moment, it barely requires any cooking at all, just a couple of minutes in the hot dal will wilt it beautifully. Kale or Swiss chard are also great options and take about 5 minutes to cook in the dal over a medium heat.
  9. You could add chopped fresh coriander or a pinch of amchur powder (dried sour mango) just before serving.
  10. Serve hot with plain rice or flat bread.
Photo courtesy Jenny Chandler

 Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal

What do you think of this Dal Saag recipe?

Do you fancy trying it?

Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

Dal Saag - Split Yellow Pea And Spinach Dal- A variant on classic chana dal, this can be served as part of an Indian feast or eaten for a comforting simple supper with some flatbread or rice.

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Dal Makhani: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas

 Dal Makhani: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas.

Dal Makhani: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas.

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th February 2019 in celebration of the first ever United Nations World Pulse day. To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes. Starting with this Sultani Dal recipe:

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

How To Make Dal Makhani:

Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (100g) Urad Gram (Whole Urad Beans / Black Lentils)
  • 2 tbsp (25g) Rajma (Whole Red Kidney Beans)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 in Ginger, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 6 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies, split
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder

What To Do:
  1. Pick, wash and soak the pulses (urad gram and rajma) overnight in three cups of water. Drain.
  2. Place the pulses in a large pan with three cups of water with salt and half the red chilli powder. Cover and bring to the boil, allow to boil vigorously for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer for a further 30 minutes or until tender. (If using a pressure cooker, bring to full pressure and cook for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave to cool and return to normal pressure.)
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add the ginger, garlic and onion and sauté until golden.
 Dal Makhani: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas.

Dal Makhani: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas

What do you think of this Dal Makhani recipe?

Do you fancy trying it?

Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

Dal Makhani- is a rich Punjabi dal of urad gram (also known as whole urad beans or black lentils) and rajma (red kidney beans), rather than the split lentils or peas used for most dals. The name literally means “buttery dal”.

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Sultani Dal: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas

Sultani Dal: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas

Sultani Dal: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas.

The British Dal Festival kicks off on the 10th February 2019 in celebration of the first ever United Nations World Pulse day. To honour the humble pulse, I thought you might like some dal recipes. Starting today with this Sultani Dal recipe.

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

How To Make Sultani Dal:

Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup soaked toovar (arhar) dal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup curds (dahi)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 5 cloves (laung / lavang)
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • 1 charcoal

What To Do:
  1. Combine the milk, cream and curd in a bowl, mix well and keep aside. Grind the cardamoms and cloves and keep aside.
  2. Boil the dal along with salt and chilli powder in 2 1/2 cups of water until soft and mash well.
  3. Place a small container on the dal and keep a live charcoal in it. Pour 1 tsp of ghee over it and immediately cover it for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix together the cream mix, clove paste and saffron. Remove the cover, add this paste to the dal and simmer on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Heat the remaining ghee and temper with the cumin seeds and garlic. Add to the dal and mix well.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with green chillies and mint leaves.
Sultani Dal: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas

Sultani Dal: The British Dal Festival Recipe Ideas.

What do you think of this Sultani Dal recipe?

Do you fancy trying it?

Recipe and image courtesy of The British Dal Festival.

Sultani Dal - A classic Indian dish, dal goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.

Are you looking for some more recipe ideas? Click here: Over 200 Recipes to try out.

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Ladybird Top And Strip Down Side Jeans


Ladybird Top And Strip Down Side Jeans

Ladybird Top And Strip Down Side Jeans. How sweet are ladybirds?

Sweet when there is not too many though!!!

Hello friends, happy Tuesday. How was Blue Monday for you? Hopefully not too bad? I had a nice run in the morning, caught up with some blog work midday and a lazy afternoon doing nothing. Having a holiday in Winter is not much fun when the Husband is at work and children at school though, is it!? I might have to go shopping tomorrow!!

Ladybird Top And Strip Down Side Jeans.

Yesterday's outfit was inspired by a trip to Bristol last year. I love these mid-wash slim blue jeans with white and red side stripe which I picked up from Zara in the Summer. This ladybird t-shirt is so sweet and comfy trainers are a must when going out and about. I also teamed this outfit up with a chunky knitted red cardigan to keep me nice and warm!!

Ladybird Top And Strip Down Side Jeans.

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  • Jeans: Zara
  • Shoes: New Balance
  • Bag: T K Maxx

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New Fitness Plans: Just Do It


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New Fitness Plans: Just Do It. ( OR TRY YOUR BEST!:))

Good morning friends. Happy Monday. Today is also Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year 😟. I'm not going to let today be blue as I have two weeks holiday from work and today I started my new fitness plan. So I have plenty of time to exercise and plan healthier dinners and catch up on lots of jobs that need doing.

New Fitness Plans: Just Do It:

In the words of Nike " Just Do It." Today I started running again and plan to kick start it with a 2-week run streak to get me back into running again. Mollie and I ran 2 miles to the park and back. We took this photo when we got home and yep, she still looks fresh and I was out of breath!! All good though. My knees hurt a little on the way home with this extra weight I'm carrying but OK. My Fitbit died on me as the battery does not last long before needing charging. Grr typical as I wanted to do 10,000 steps today too.

Any fun plans for today? Have a great day and don't let it be blue 🤗

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New Fitness Plans: Just Do It
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My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond


My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond. 

Some ideas that I have picked up along the way.

When you reach your forties unless you are very lucky, you can easily start to gain weight. My weight fluctuates like a yo-yo since reaching 40. Then when you get to 45 you might have 2 decisions to make like I have:

1. Buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes (nice idea) that fit properly and comfortable.
2. Try and lose weight. (Perhaps also buy some new clothes!)

Whichever decision you make it needs to be the right one for you. As it is how you feel but if you do want to lose a few pounds and make your favourite jeans fit again.
Read on.

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond:

1.) Make Plans: Do you want to lose weight? How much weight do you want to lose? Set a target. Write it down. You are much more likely to stick to a plan if you write it down and tell people about it. Be realistic though. Any weight you lose needs to be sensibly done. This time you want to keep it off. Have a short term goal and a long term end goal.

2.) Drink More Water: Quite often you think you are hungry, it may well be you are low on fluids. Try drinking regularly throughout the day. When you do eat if your fluid intake has been good you will feel fuller for longer. I have a large glass first thing, then every trip into the kitchen a sip or two. With a sports bottle for the gym. Always drink extra if you exercise.

3.) Try A New Exercise: Try to visit a gym or go for a swim or a jog or an extra walk around the block. Start with something new perhaps 2 or 3 times a week. Plan your workout goals each week, try and stick to them. Do not feel guilty if you don’t manage everything you planned. Just make a small goal to start and take it from there.

4.) Make Your Meal Times Filling: Eat a sensible breakfast, lunch and healthy dinners. If you make sure you are full up after each meal you are less likely to head for the biscuit tin an hour later.

5.) Fill Up On Fruit And Vegetables: Rather than bread and pasta. Try to add a bit more fruit and veg on your plate and cut down on carbs. It is surprising how much it can fill you up. The great thing about most veg is that they are mainly calorie-free.

6.) Shop sensibly: Never go shopping when hungry. Fatal mistake. Also, stick to a shopping list. Do not let the supermarket offers take you away from your list. If you do not buy in biscuits you will not eat them!

7.) Walk More: Instead of going short rides in the car, think about walking instead. Get off the bus a few stops earlier. Walk up the steps instead of taking the escalator. There are always ways you can add more walking in a day. Stuck at home? Make excuses to go upstairs or downstairs more. Buy a fitness tracker watch and set yourself fun step challenges.

8.) Do Not Give In: Remember why you are doing this. Think about your goals. Don’t feel bad if you eat something you did not want to eat or missed a gym class/run because of the rain. Simply move on, forget about it and carry on tomorrow. Or you could risk going down that I’ve failed now so what does it matter if I eat the packet of biscuits now!? I have done this many times! Will power!

9.) Make It Fun: If it is not fun, then why are you doing it? If you hate doing something it makes you miserable. Think of new ways to make exercise more fun. Try and find a class that is exciting. That reminds me, I really want to go and try trampolining classes out. I am a big kid at heart.

10.) Reward Yourself: Give yourself a pat on the back when you reach your short-term goals a little treat of your choice and have a big treat planned for your end goal. I have a pair of my favourite brand’s shoes planned for my long-term goal. I hope you have enjoyed the tips I have shared here today?

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond:

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My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40's And Beyond. Over 40 Health And Fitness Tips.

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