Basic Dal Recipe

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Basic Dal Recipe

  • Pressure cook the dal with the tomato and carrot.
  • Once soft and cooked to a mushy consistency, set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom wok, add some oil and ghee and heat.
  • Add the mustard seed, jeera seeds, dry chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Once you get the aroma, add the ginger and garlic and saute.
  • Add the onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Once brown, add the spice powders and mix well, While doing so, turn down the heat to prevent the spices from burning.
  • Add the dal to the tempered ingredients and mix well.
  • This simple and easy to make dal is ready to be served. Garnish with chopped coriander on a bed of steamed rice with an additional swirl of ghee.