Thursday, January 9, 2014

Masala Dal (Lentil soup)




Ingredients:
1/2 cup Toor dal and Masoor dal
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tomato cut into cubes
1/4 onion diced
1 Tsp Panch Phutan
2 Whole Red chilly
1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder

1/2 Tsp coriander powder
Pinch of Garam Masala powder
1 Garlic cloves crushed
1/2 Tsp grated Ginger
1/2 Tsp Clarified butter or Ghee
Oil for tempering 
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Fresh Coriander leaves

Preparation:
In a pressure cook add water, dal, salt and turmeric, then pressure cook for 3 whistles.
In a pan, heat oil on medium heat.
Once the oil is hot add the panch phutan and allow them to splutter.Add red chilly and fry for 30 seconds, add onion and fry until gets translucent then add ginger and garlic saute for few seconds.
Add tomato and all the masalas fry until all gets cooked well.
Lower the flame and add cooked dal from the pressure cooker to the pan. Add clarified butter, coriander leaves and cover the dal.
Serve hot with rice, chapati.



Thanks Jhumi for sharing this recipe with me.