Tri Dali Dal

Tri Dali Dal (Three Lentils Mixed) (for 4)

Chana dal, Urad chilka, Moong chilka in the ratio of 1:1:1/4     1 cup total
(Bengal Gram Lentils, Black split beans, and Green Moong beans)

Tomato (optional) 1 large
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Water 2 1/2 cups
Garlic 2 Cloves
Green chilies 1
Red chili powder (Cayne Pepper) 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro for garnishing

Pressure cook three lentils (pre-soaked for 3-4 hrs) in 2 1/2 cups of water, turmeric and salt at high for 10 minutes. Simmer the gas; let it cook for another 5-7 minutes. when all the steam is released from cooker, Whisk it well. Crush garlic and green chilies. Heat the ghee in a small frying pan, add garlic and green chili paste. When the paste turns to a golden brown; smells fragrant add red chili powder. Add this to pre-cooked dal. Garnish it with finely chopped cilantro. Serve with plain rice or Indian bread.