No food blog is complete without comfort food. What could be more comforting than Dal. This no-frills recipe is inspired by a Bengali recipe, easy to make, and can be had with a number of accompaniments. Unlike others, I love to have Amla Superberry Dal as is.
It is no secret that Amla (India Gooseberry) is rich in nutrients and mention in Ayurveda. It is an extremely rich source of Vitamin C, Iron & Zinc. Each of these good nutrients builds immunity. In addition, Amla is a great for hair, skin & scalp. We can go on and on, but if you're interested, you can check our general trivia section for more information.
So, here's the simple recipe for Amla Superberry Dal, inspired by a Bengali comfort food. Are you ready to taste the goodness & unique taste of Amla.
Amla Dal - The Lentil with a Twist
This simple no-frills recipe goes with all the ages. I can hardly find anyone who is averse to Dal. A contender to our national dish Khichdi could be dal, because every state has it. Our Amla Superberry Dal is inspired by a Bengali dish. The delicious recipe has tempering of mustard seeds & dry chillies and can go a long way in making you feel at home.
Amla has a unique taste, which is tangy, sweet, and bitter, which makes this Dal different. Needless to say that Amla is a power-packed fruit and is also very versatile. Regular usage of Amla can lead to an increase in immunity since it has a high content of Iron, Zinc & Vitamin C.
Also not to mention Turmeric which one of the best anti-oxidants. We Indians tend to discount this because it is normally a part of our meals. It is in the times of today that the world is recognizing the benefits of this spice in building immunity and therefore health
So let's dive into the easy recipe...
1/2 cup Masoor Dal (red lentils) soaked for 30 minutes
1 tbsp mustard oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp Good Lyfe Amla Powder
4-5 branches of coriander finely chopped for garnishing
Pressure cook the dal, salt & turmeric in 1 cup water (double the quantity) for 30 minutes (approx 3-4 whistles)
Heat oil in a pan and temper with the red chilies and mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the boiled dal and salt.
Simmer for 3-4 minutes on a low temperature and add Good Lyfe Amla powder.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve
This goes best with steamed rice and fried potato on the sides. You can never get bored of this comfort food!
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