Meghalaya Style Do O Kalai Recipe - Chicken With Black Lentils
Meghalaya Style Do O Kalai Recipe is a lip smacking chicken curry that is made with black lentils. This pahadi chicken curry is great to be made over the weekends and served with some rice.
Do O Kalai Recipe is a simple yet delicious chicken curry from Garo and Khasi mountainous regions of Meghalaya. The cooking here is very healthy using minimal spices and oil. The chicken is usually cooked along with its skin to impart taste to the dish.
Do O Kalai is a lip smacking combination of chicken with lentils made in this pahari style and is something you must try in your kitchen. It is a wholesome curry full of protein and goes well with both rice or roti.
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- 500 grams Chicken , (Preferably with skin), curry cut
- 150 grams Black Urad Dal (Whole) , soaked overnight
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 3 tablespoons Ginger , grated
- 2 tablespoons Garlic , minced
- 3 Green Chillies , chopped (adjust)
- 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder , Red chilly powder( 1 to 2 tbsp)
- 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Cooking soda , or baking soda, optional
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Meghalaya Style Do O Kalai Recipe - Chicken With Black Lentils
To begin making Meghalaya Style Do O Kalai Recipe soak the black lentils overnight.
Start by grinding the onions, ginger, & garlic together in a small grinder jar to a smooth paste. Add a couple of teaspoons of water only if required. Keep it aside.
Take a pressure cooker and heat a little cooking oil in it. On a medium heat, add the green chillies and saute for a few seconds.Add onion-ginger-garlic paste and saute continuously so that the paste does not get burnt.
Once the raw smell disappears from the onion paste, add in the curry cut chicken and saute till well coated.
Once the chicken is well coated with the paste, add the red chilli powder. Mix it well till the red chilli powder coats the chicken evenly.
Add the soaked urad dal lentils, salt to taste and cooking soda to the pressure cooker and mix.
Now close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on a low heat for a couple of whistles till the lentils are tender and soft and mushy to form like a gravy and the chicken is cooked as well.
After a few whistles turn off heat, allow the pressure of the cooker to release naturally. Once the pressure is released, remove the lid and add in the lemon juice.
Transfer the Do O Kalai into a serving bowl and serve hot.
Meghalaya Style Do O Kalai Recipe - Chicken With Black Lentils is part of the North Eastern Recipe Contest
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