Masoor Dal

by MalaShenoy
This is a very simple and comforting everyday dish served with hot steaming rice or roti. It is very simple to prepare and healthy too.
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • whole masoor dal - 1 cup
  • Water - 2.5 to
  • cumin seed/jeera - 1 tsp
  • Ginger(garlic paste - 1 tsp) -
  • onion chopped - 1 medium
  • Tomatoes chopped - 2 medium
  • green chilies chopped - 2-3
  • turmeric powder/haldi - 1 tsp
  • red chili powder/lal mirch powder - ½ tsp
  • dhania jeera powder/coriander and cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Bay leaves - 1-2
  • cinnamon stick/dalchini - 2” pc
  • Cloves - 3-4
  • Cream(optional) - 2-3 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee -
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • whole masoor dal - 1 cup
  • Water - 2.5 to
  • cumin seed/jeera - 1 tsp
  • Ginger(garlic paste - 1 tsp) -
  • onion chopped - 1 medium
  • Tomatoes chopped - 2 medium
  • green chilies chopped - 2-3
  • turmeric powder/haldi - 1 tsp
  • red chili powder/lal mirch powder - ½ tsp
  • dhania jeera powder/coriander and cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Bay leaves - 1-2
  • cinnamon stick/dalchini - 2” pc
  • Cloves - 3-4
  • Cream(optional) - 2-3 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee -
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Instructions
  1. Wash the masoor dal/lentils well with water. Soak for 30-40 minutes.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  2. Pressure cook the dal/lentils with 2.5 to 3 cups water – 2 whistles.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  3. Heat oil and ghee together in a pan.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  4. Add cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaves. Now add whole jeera/cumin seeds and the chopped onions and green chilies and fry till the onions are browned.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute or till the raw aroma of ginger garlic disappears.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  6. Add the tomatoes and fry again for a few minutes till the tomatoes become soft.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  7. Add all the dry powders, cover the pan and cook on a low flame till the oil separates from the masala.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  8. Add the boiled masoor dal to the masala mix well and add salt.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  9. Add water according to the consistency of the dal required.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  10. Simmer the dal on a low or medium flame for 15- 20 minutes to get a creamier consistency
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  11. If using cream, then add it now.
  12. Garnish the masoor dal chopped coriander leaves.
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
  13. Serve with rice or rotis
    Masoor Dal – pachakam.com
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