Masoor Dal

Courtesy:
September 14, 2017

Ingredients:

For the dal

1 cup lentils of your choice – yellow daal (split moong) or orange dal (masoor dal) or tur dal
1 tsp curry powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
For the tempering – choose any 3 – 5 of the following ingredients

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafetida
1 – 3 cloves
1 small stick cinnamon
curry leaves
red chilli powder/whole red chilli
green chilies, chopped
grated ginger
tomatoes
onion
fresh coriander to garnish
Method

Cook the lentils of your choice until they are well done and blend in a blender till smooth in consistency. In a separate pot, temper with your choice of the following – 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 – 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon sticks, curry leaves, a red chilli and asafoetida.

Variation

Add your choice of chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cook a little. Add the liquid lentils, salt to taste and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Bring to boil. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander. Serve hot on its own or with whole rice.

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