Red Lentil Dal

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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

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

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