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Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Red Lentil Dal is a popular Anglo-Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Anglo-Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Easy
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - split red lentils (masoor dal), washed and soaked for 20-30 minutes
  • 1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 - small tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 flake - garlic, crushed
  • 1 stalk - Curry leaves
  • 1/2 - Lemon juice, extracted
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 - green chillies, halved
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Coriander seed powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp each - cumin & Mustard Seeds
  • 2-3 pinches - Asafoetida powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee or oil
  • How to Make Red Lentil Dal:

    1. Put 1 litre water to boil in a deep vessel.
    2. Add washed, drained dal and fenugreek seeds.
    3. Cover and simmer for one hour, or till dal is mushy.
    4. Or pressure cook for 3-4 whistles, till soft.
    5. Heat ghee in a pan, add seeds, asafoetida and allow to splutter.
    6. Add garlic, curry leaves and tomatoes and stir.
    7. Add all dry masala powders, salt and 2 tbsp water.
    8. Stir and cook for a few seconds.
    9. Add cooked dal, stir and bring to a boil.
    10. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    11. Take off fire and add lemon juice.
    12. Stir well and add coriander leaves.
    13. Serve hot with steamed or jeera rice.





     

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