Dill Masoor Dal

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup masoor dal
  • 5 to 6 stalks dill leaves, cleaned, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chillies, slit vertically
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 flakes garlic, crushed
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 to 4 pinches asafoetida powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove

How to Make Dill Masoor Dal

  • Wash and soak masoor dal in plenty of water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add capsicum, onion, stir fry for a minute.
  • Add clove, bay leaf, garlic and stir.
  • Add washed masoor dal and dill leaves.
  • Add 2.5 cups hot water and pressure cook till dal is soft.
  • Keep aside till the cooker cools.
  • Remove bay leaf and clove.
  • Grind the boiled dal till smooth.
  • Take a deep serving dish.
  • Place green chillies and curry leaves at bottom of the dish.
  • Put turmeric and chilli powder over it.
  • Put sugar, over it.
  • Heat ghee in a small seasoning pan.
  • Add asafoetida, clove and pour sizzling hot into the dish over the ingredients.
  • Cover immediately and keep for a minute.
  • Pour dal into the dish, add salt and mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Put on the stove and add lemon juice and bay leaf.
  • Heat till it comes to a boil.
  • Take off fire and serve hot with naan or rice.