Monday, August 8, 2011

Dhal - Red Lentil (Masoor Dhal)

This dhal is one of the easiest and quickest dhal to make. Learnt this from my friend Jeevitha. This will be very nice to have with Chapati/Rori or plain white rice and papad.

Red Lentil Dhal - 1 cup
Chopped Onion - 1/2 to 2/3 cup
Chopped Tomato - 1/2 cup
Chopped green chillies - according to your taste
Crushed ginger - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Crushed garlic - 1/2 tsp
turmeric - 1 pinch
salt - according to your taste

Wash and soak lentil in cold water for 10 minutes in a saucepan. Add all the above ingredients to dhal along with 2 - 3 cups of water and cook until the dhal is just cooked. Try not to overcook dhal. Then do the seasoning and add to the dhal and mix well. Garnish with coriander.

For seasoning:
2 tablespoons canola/sunflower/vegetable oil
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds/geera - 1/2 tsp
dried red chillies - 2 
curry leaves - 10-15 leaves (Optional)
chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbs

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