How to make Kevati - A delicious combination of five types of dals cooked with spices.

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Main Ingredients : Split bengal Gram, Split Pigeon pea

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Kevati

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Kevati checkout Cholar Dal , Rajasthani Panchmel Dal, Cholar Dal, Sindhi Dal . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Jain Osaman, Tamatar Pyaaz Aur Chane Ki Dal, Jeera Mirachi Kadhi, Dal Bahar .

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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kevati Recipe

  • Split bengal Gram 4 tablespoons

  • Split Pigeon pea 4 tablespoons

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 4 tablespoons

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) 4 tablespoons

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 4 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 2

  • Onion 1 large

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Bay leaves 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Combine chana dal, toovar dal, urad dal, masoor dal and moong dal. Wash and soak in three to four cups of water for an hour. Drain and pressure-cook along with three cups of water and turmeric powder till done. Lightly mash the dals and keep aside. Peel, wash and finely chop ginger. Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies.

Step 2

Peel, wash and finely chop onion. Clean, wash and finely chop coriander leaves. Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed vessel, add cumin seeds, cloves and bay leaves. When they give out a nice aroma, add ginger, green chillies and onion. Sauté on medium heat for a minute.

Step 3

Add cooked dal and salt. Stir, cover and cook on low heat for three to four minutes. Add tamarind pulp and chopped coriander leaves and simmer for another two minutes. Serve hot.

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