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Monday, March 21, 2011

Panasa dalma ( Kathal wali daal )

Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 30-35 mins

Ingredients: raw jackfruit ( medium sized pieces, 1 cup ), moong dal ( 1 1/2 cup), potato ( 1 no, medium ), tomato ( 1 no., big ), fennel seeds ( 1 tsp ), red chillis ( 4-5 nos ), garam masala ( 1/5 tsp ), bay leaves ( 2-3 nos ), jeera-lanka powder ( 1/3 tsp ), ghee ( 1 tbs ), salt, turmeric.

Preparation: Dry roast the moong dal till it gives off a fragrance.

Wash and cut the potato into cubes. Cut the tomato into half and deseed it.

Cooking : Wash dal and add to pressure cooker. Add the potato and tomato to the cooker. Add salt and turmeric along with cups water.

Close lid and boil for 1 whistle. Allow steam to escape.

Add the jack-fruit pieces along with garam-masala. Boil for 2 whistles. Keep aside.

Heat a pan. Add the fennel seeds, broken red chillis and bay leaves. Dry roast for 5-6 secs. Add ghee.

Pour the tempering over the boiled dal. Sprinkle jeera-lanka powder.

Serve hot with rotis/rice.


  1. wow...lovely recipe dear....I think jackfruit is one of your favorites.... its one of my favorites too :-)

  2. Very inviting and delicious daal !!!

  3. Lovely recipe...goes well with rice...

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  5. Quite an interesting dish, truly new for me..

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  7. Never had kathal in dal. The recipe sounds great n as I totally love kathal will try it :)

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  8. Very delectable recipe, very authentic! Loved the tempering, gives a great overall flavour to the dal.
    Have a wonderful day:-)

  9. Lovely recipe. And I use mustard oil for pickle. Thank u for lovely compliments dear.

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