White Radish Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 1 long white radish, peeled
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, extracted
  • 2-3 sprigs mint leaves, picked
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves, picked
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, broken into halves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seed (dhania) powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3-4 pinches asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp each cumin and mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar or 1 tbsp jaggery (optional)
  • 1 tbsp finely scraped coconut (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil

How to Make White Radish Dal

  • Wash and add 2 cups water to toor dal.
  • Add fenugreek seeds and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Mash and blend dal together, when cooled, with a beater.
  • Wash, peel and slice radish into 1/2 cm thick rounds.
  • Boil in 1 cup water till tender but firm.
  • Heat ghee in a deep heavy vessel or earthen pot.
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds and asafoetida and allow to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, tomato, mint leaves and green chillies.
  • Add jaggery, coconut, all dry masalas, salt and radish with its water.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add dal, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander and simmer for a minute.
  • Take off fire and garnish with more coriander if desired.
  • Serve piping hot with fresh and hot steamed rice and papads.

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