Have you ever wondered if given a chance to look in to your future, will you recognize yourself...?
I often wonder about that... I think few years back if I get a chance to leap into where I am right now, I might give myself a shock or at least a scare...
Every time I visit new places.... or at times when I wait at the college staring at the buildings through the window...or every time I pick up a new habit ... I often ask myself about this..
One thing I am sure is that after the initial shock, my past-self will be extremely proud of what I am....
Its crazy if you really think about it... How quickly life changes...How experiences over time gives a new outlook of life... How priorities have changed over the years ... The new things you started doing... New food started eating....
I always wonder about that and I will continue to wonder ... I think its a good thought process to have....
There I said it...I have given a peek of what is happening in my head...
If anybody finds me staring somewhere lost in memories...then you can guess, I will be thinking something along this way...
So today when I was making Dal, my thoughts were these exactly.... My past-self would be totally shocked wondering 2 thing !!! How come I am cooking... That tooo Dal !!!
Few years back I wouldn't even allow any kind of Dal curries come anywhere near my mouth...In fact few years back then I was pretty convinced I would never like Dal in my life....
I call this simple dal because it really is very simple to make... If you have a pressure cooker at hand...I learned to make this from my MIL...
This dal makes its' appearance quite often into our dinner menu...
Inspired from Mummy's Dal
- Dal - 1/4 cup (Toor dal or Moong Dal)
- Tomato - 2 medium sized, cut into half or 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Green chili - 2 small , slit into half
- Coriander leaves - a handful
- Lemon squeezed - 1/2 of medium
- Water - 1 cup
Heat a pan, add dal and roast on high heat for a minute or two, a good aroma comes from the roasted dal.
Set up the pressure cooker, add everything except lemon juice.
Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Switch off the heat, let it sit until all the pressure is gone.
Open the lid, whisk everything together to lightly mash. It forms a thicker consistency.
If the consistency is still thin, transfer to a sauce pan and heat and simmer till the required consistency is attained.
Check for salt and squeeze some lemon juice as per taste.
Now go ahead and have this dal with some rice and yoghurt...:)