Thursday, July 23, 2015



2 cup masoor dal
2 green chilli, slit lengthwise
2 onions, finely chopped
2 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
3/4 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd (
3/4 tsp grated ginger
pinch turmeric pwd
2 curry leaves
pinch of cumin pwd
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

For seasoning

3 dry red chilli, de-seed and tear
pinch of asafoetida
4  tsps ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds


 In a pressure cooker, place a cup of masoor dal and turmeric pwd ,4 cups of water and pressure cook upto 2 whistles.
 Mash dal, add 1 cup of water and salt. You can add more water if you want a watery consistency. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add curry leaves, green chilli, grated ginger and coriander pwd, cumin pwd and red chilli pwd and over low flame let the oil be infused with these spice for a few seconds.
Add the onions and saute for 5 mts. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for few min
Add the cooked dal to this mixture and combine. Cook for 10min
 In a pan, heat oil for seasoning. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the red chillis and asafoetida and turn off heat. Pour this seasoning over the dal and serve with rotis or white rice.

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