Soak the Gahat daal in water overnight. If using Arhar daal, soak for 1-2hrs.
In the morning wash and rub the daal in running water so that it is free of seed covering
(chilka). Then, grind it into a dry thick paste in a mixer or on a silbatta along with green chillies,
garlic and ginger.
Place a tawa on a moderate flame. Put some oil and make thick pancakes ( like cutlets) daal
paste. Use only half of the paste for making the cakes.
Mix water with the remaining paste making it of
pouring consistency. Heat oil in a pan and
add jakhiya seeds and heeng. Now add Gahat paste, turmeric powder, dry coriander powder
Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on slow fire. Add the Gahat cakes to the gravy and
continue simmer for another ten minutes. The gravy should have pouring consistency. If thick
add some more water and heat till it boils.
Garnish with pure ghee and chopped coriander
Serve hot with steamed rice.