It's a popular notion that if you want to get the taste of authentic Indian food, visit a dhaba. There's something about dhaba food that just can't be replicated in any fancy restaurant. The authenticity, the depth of flavours, the traditional essence - you gets it all in a rustic dhaba. You can find a dhaba in various streets and highways in our country. While they don't boast of expansive menu like restaurants, we are happy just to try out just anything from their limited menu. One thing you'll find in menu of each and every dhaba, especially in north India, is - dal dhaba. The classic dal is loved by all.
Dal dhaba or dhabe wali dal is a preparation of black urad dal, suffused with a bout of flavours from our common Indian spices. The dal is made tastier with oodles of butter and cream topping it. Dal dhaba is mostly paired with tandoori roti, naan, or jeera rice that you get in these dhabas. Are you salivating, already? We bet, you are!
If you are waiting to visit a dhaba next time you're on the road, take a look at this recipe video. It busts the myth that you can't cook dhaba-like food at home; with this recipe by DASH videos, you surely can. Make your favourite dal dhaba with common ingredients. All you need is black urad dal, onions, tomatoes, red chilli powder, salt and green chillies. Just make sure to have fresh cream and butter in hand too.
Watch the recipe video to make dal dhaba at home -
Dal Dhaba Recipe
1 cup boiled black urad dal
1 tsp red chilli powder
4 tbsp butter
1 large chopped onion
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 tbsp oil
2 medium sliced & slit green chilli
Salt to Taste
1. In a pan, pour oil and heat it.
2. Add finely chopped onions to it and sauté for a while.
3. Then, add red chili powder and dried fenugreek leaves to this mix.
4. Add the tomato puree, green chilies and salt, to taste.
5. Pour the boiled urad dal into the pan and stir well.
6. Add fresh cream and butter to this and mix, so that the butter spreads well.
7. Serve with Roti/Rice.
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