Basic Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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How to Make Basic Dal

  • Wash the dal and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions to pink, followed by the cumin, mustard, garlic, asafoetida, chillies and turmeric.
  • Fry for a minute before adding the dal.
  • Fry well for 1-2 minutes and then add the tomatoes, salt and 1.5 cups water (enough to cover the dal in the cooker).
  • Close the cooker and cook on high for 1 whistle.
  • Turn off and wait till all the steam is out.
  • Open and stir. Add water to get desired consistency.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or roti.