Saturday, October 15, 2011

How to cook dhal ( paruppu - lentil - legume )?

To cook dhal [lentil ] in a pressure cooker
Dhal [lentil ] can be cooked in a pressure cooker directly or using a separator.
To cook dhal in pressure cooker/pan
Wash 1/2 cup of thuvar dhal (Arahar dhal) thoroughly.
Add 11/4 cup of water.
Keep on High flame.
After three whistle reduce flame to SIM position and cook for 7 minutes.
For green gram dhal 3 whistles are enough.
Take out after steam has completely subsided.
Your dhal is ready to use.



If the dhal is cooked in a separator or a vessel that fits into pressure cooker
Add a cup of water to the cooker & place the bottom plate.
Take 1/2 cup of thuvar dhal [ toor dhal ] in a separator or a vessel that goes into the cooker.
Wash 2 times and add 1 cup of water.
Keep the separator with thuvar dhal on the stand inside the cooker & close the lid.
Put the weight on & heat over HIGH flame.
After one whistle reduce the flame to SIM and cook for 10 minutes.
For green gram dhal after one whistle reduce flame to SIM and cook for 5 minutes.
Open the cooker after the steam has completely subsided.
Now dhal is ready to use.