Dal Ghos (meat cooked with dal)

This is a simple and quick recipie that you can make in a pressure cooker.

1/2 kg mutton or beef (with bones and meat)o
100 grams yellow moong dal
3 onions
1 tomato
1 large green chilli
1/2 inch ginger
8 cloves garlic
2 heaped tablespoons of any meat masala (Everest is good)
1 heaped tablespoon of garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil as required
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Chopped fresh coriander and mint to finish

Soak the dal for an hour and wash the meat and set aside. I prefer using meat with bone as it brings great flavour to the dish.

Slice the onions and fry them in oil with the sugar till it is golden brown. Now add the chopped tomato, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Stir this well into the onions for a minute. Now add the meat masala and about quarter cup water and fry the masala together for half a minute. You could do this with the gas off as powdered masalas tend to burn.

Cool down the onion and masala mixture and grind it to a fine paste in a blender. Return this to a pressure cooker and add the meat, dal, salt to taste and water.

How much water should you add? If you have soaked the dal for an hour then add an equal quantity of water that matches the soaked dal and also add an additional two cups of water for the meat. The meat releases its own water too.

Cover the pressure cooker and allow for one whistle. Turn the flame down to low and continue to cook on slow fire for the next forty minutes for beef and half an hour for mutton. You will end up with a thick brown gravy. If the gravy is runny, keep the lid open and continue the cooking process allowing the gravy to thicken.

When done add the garam masala and the fresh coriander and mint leaves. Check for seasoning and serve piping hot with plain boiled rice

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