Black Dal with Herbs

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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: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - black dal washed, soaked overnight
  • 1 - tomato, chopped
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander seed (dhania) powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  • Grind Together:
  • 15 to 20 - basil leaves
  • 15 to 20 - mint leaves
  • 4 to 5 - carom plant leaves
  • 1 - green chilli
  • 1-inch piece - ginger
  • 4 to 5 flakes - garlic
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar

How to Make Black Dal with Herbs

  • Wash and put dal in pressure cooker. Add ground paste, with 2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles or till dal is very soft. Mash lightly to break grain after removing.
  • Heat a pan, add seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, asafoetida and onion and saute for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes, all dry masala powders and saute for one more minute.
  • Add dal, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add salt and lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with tandoori roti or jeera rice, or steamed basmati rice.

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