Dal Maharani (mixed bean curry)

1/4 cup kidney beans
1/4 cup urad beans
1/4 cup chana dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 cm ginger, pounded
3 green chillies, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
coriander leaves

Soak beans together overnight, then drain
and boil in fresh water until tender.
Heat 2 tbls ghee and sizzle cumin and mustard seeds,
add ginger and chillies – saute 2 minutes.
Add onion – fry until golden. Add tomatoes, chilli powder,
turmeric and salt – cook 5 minutes.
Add beans with enough of their water to make a thick gravy
– cook 5 minutes. Add 2 tbls ghee and coriander leaves to serve.

Inspired by thali at Hotel Mansrovar, Almora – Uttarakhand