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Red beans Dal and fried Chicken Giblets

Dal Bhat is a full balanced meal that is eaten in every Nepalese household throughout Nepal. Dal means Lentil or Beans soup and Bhat means cooked plain rice but this doesn't end here, Dal Bhat includes seasonal vegetables, meat, fried fish and curries, pickles and sometimes comes with some dessert too. It is a complete meal that is very balanced, satisfying and healthy. We eat it every day, no season stops us. I hope you make, happy cooking and enjoy!


For Red Beans Dal (Azuki beans)

200g red beans + 100g black beans = 300g beans

To boil it :

1 tsp salt

2 bay leaves

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 liter water

To season the dal:

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped.

3 dried Chilies

1 tsp salt or to taste

2 bay leaves

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp ghee

1 tsp timur / sichuan pepper

A little piece of ginger

Fried Chicken Giblets

1 kg chicken giblets

To boil it:

1 tsp salt

2 bay leaves

½ tsp turmeric powder

Some water

To fry the giblets

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp fenugreek seeds

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 inch ginger, chopped

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chili powder

2 spring garlic, chopped

2 small tomatoes, chopped

10 to 15 whole red chilies

One handful of spring coriander

1 tsp salt or to taste

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp lemon Juice

How to make:

Prepare the required ingredients above.

1. Red Beans Dal

  1. Clean, rinse and put the beans in the pressure cooker along with Bay leaves, Salt, Turmeric powder and a liter and half of cold water, lid on, cook it over a high heat until it starts to release the pressure from the whistle then reduce the heat to medium and cook it for 15 minutes.

  2. After, turn off the heat. Wait to cool down the pressure cooker on its own and the lid off, by this time the beans are cooked perfectly, set aside.

  3. To season the Dal. Heat a heavy pot or a pan While the pot is heating, grind the Timur (Sichuan pepper) and set aside.

  4. Add the ghee into the hot pan or pot then dried chilies and minced garlic. Stir a bit. and grinded Timur, stir again for a second and the cooked beans go all in and about 150 ml of water. Adjust water according to the dal’s consistency you desired. Give a light stir and let it boil for 2 minutes and adjust the Salt.

  5. To make a smooth texture, smash it with a masher. After the Dal gained a smooth texture, grate a piece of ginger over it for a refreshing taste. Combine it all well and the Dal is ready.

2. Fried Chicken Giblets

  1. Make sure the Giblets are cleaned and boil for 25 minutes over a medium heat with a litre of water along with the Turmeric powder, Bay leaf and Salt. Once the giblets are cooked, transfer them to a deep colander and rinse thoroughly under cold water and set aside.

  2. Next, heat a pan with a few dashes of Oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and fry until it's dark slightly. Add the cooked giblets. Stir it very well and wait to change its color. Meanwhile, stir it if needed to not to burn aside. After it’s caramelized slightly, add the Turmeric powder, Salt, Chili powder and Garam masala and fry it for 2 minutes.

  3. After the giblets are fried properly. Add the Chopped Garlic, Ginger, red Onion, Garlic green and whole chilies, combine it very well and fry it for 2 more minutes.

  4. Next, add in chopped tomatoes and let it cook until it is soft. After the Tomato is cooked properly, adjust the Salt, stir it again. Add the 2 tbsp of water to create moisture, stir it again. Next, 1 tbsp lime juice and a handful of spring coriander, Give a final stir. The fried Chicken giblets are ready to be served.

Served them with rice and some savory and spicy pickles, enjoy!

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