Website of the Year India 2016



Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Red Lentil Dal is a popular Anglo-Indian Side Dish
Author :
 
On :
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
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
4

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.




     

    Bawarchi of the Week

    Subbalakshmi Renganathan

    Subbalakshmi Renganathan

    Subbalakshmi Renganathan is an expert of traditional Tamil cooking who inspires everyone through her simple, innovative blog.

    know more