Easy Cooking: Masoor Dal

Easy Cooking: Masoor Dal recipe shared by Riddhima Nair from India Food Network.

Masoor DalEasy Cooking: Masoor Dal – There are a lot of dals and lentils used Indian cuisine in a variety of ways.  Dal is a generic term used for all lentils in India.  There are different types of dal which have different tastes and felicitous which people love to eat according to their tastes buds.  There also known as tadka dal or combine with spinach to make palak dal.

Easy Cooking: Masoor Dal
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup masoor dal
  • 1 spoon ghee
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 tbs mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbs tumeric powder
  • 1/4 tbs asafoetida
  • 2 tsp grated coconut
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 5-6 kokam
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 2 spoons corriander
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a pressure cooker, pour in water and add the dal and let it cook.
  2. In a heated pan, add in ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, hing, mix masala, coconut, corriander and mix well.
  3. Add in tomato, onion, kokum, ginger, garlic and cook on a high flame.
  4. Put the boiled dal in the masala and cook together.
  5. Put salt, corriander, water and let it cook.
  6. Serve hot.