Friday, February 14, 2014

Mixed Masala Dal(Lentil Soup)

2 Tbs Toor Daal
2 Tbs Mung Daal
1 Tbs Chana Daal
2 Tbs Urad Daal
2 Tbs Masoor Daal
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 medium Onion , finely chopped
1-2 cloves Garlic, slightly crushed
Green Chilies to taste, finely chopped
1 large Tomato  finely chopped
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Cumin Powder
Red Chili Powder to taste
Water as needed
Lime/Lemon Juice  to taste
Salt to taste
Handful of Cilantro chopped for garnishing

In a pressure cook add water, all 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 cumin seeds and allow to splutter.Add asafoetida and wait for 10 seconds, add onion and green chilies and fry until gets translucent then add 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, lemon juice, coriander leaves and cover the dal. Switch off the flame after 5-7 minutes
Serve hot with rice or chapati.