Mulligatawny Dal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Pink masoor dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 (small)
  • Clove - 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic - 8 flakes, peeled
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

How to Make Mulligatawny Dal

  • Wash the dal and add about 2 cups of water.
  • Peel and wash the onion.
  • Stick the cloves on it and add it whole to the dal. Let the dal simmer until it turns very soft.
  • Remove the onion from the dal.
  • Mash the dal and add salt to taste.
  • Grind garlic with cumin and pepper into a paste.
  • Heat oil in a small fry pan.
  • Fry the chopped onions until they turn brown.
  • Add the garlic-cumin paste and fry until it exudes a fragrance. Add to the dal.
  • Add water if the dal is very thick. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and just as it begins to boil, remove from the flame.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.