Masala Masoor Dal

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 200 g - whole masoor dal (red lentil de-husked)
  • 4 - garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 3 - green chilli (chopped )
  • 4 - tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 pinch - asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp - nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Brown mustard seeds
  • Spices: 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp - clarified butter
  • a handful chopped coriander

How to Make Masala Masoor Dal

  • Wash and cook masoor dal with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder for 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  • Heat a wok or pan, add asafetida, cumin seeds, brown mustard seeds and nigella seeds.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add garlic and stir till it turns golden.
  • Now add all spices and salt (don't add turmeric again as we have already added at the time of cooking dal), mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and chilly.
  • Saute till ghee comes out.
  • Add this tempering to cooked dal.
  • Let the dal cook for 10 minutes more.
  • Remove it from heat add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with butter and rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana

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