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Masala Dal

Masala Dal
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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  • 1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • 5 slit Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
  • 1 tblsp chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • ½ cup grated Coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (Raai / Raee)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)
  • 2 chopped Tomato (Tamatar)
  • 1 tblsp Oil
  • 1 meduim sized sliced Onion (Pyaj)
  1. Wash and soak the gram for 30 minutes.
  2. Grind the grated coconut with a little water to a smooth paste in a blender.keep aside.
  3. Fry the sliced onions till golden brown. remove and keep aside.
  4. Cook the gram in a pressure cooker with just sufficient water to cook the dal until soft.
  5. Remove the lid of the cooker and add the green chillies , turmeric powder tomatoes and salt. cook for 3 minutes.
  6. When the tomatoes are cooked add the coconut paste. mix thoroughly.
  7. Cook for a minute and remove from the flame.
  8. Heat the oil in a pan. add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cumin seeds.
  9. Fry for a few seconds over a low flame. pour over the dal.
  10. Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped corriander leaves

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