Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal

Ingredients:
½ cup masoor dal
2 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp chopped ginger
½ onion chopped
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds or powder
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Method:
In a pan, add masoor dal, garlic, ginger, onion, chili powder, turmeric powder and half chopped tomato and 1 ½ cup water and cook till soft.
Add more water if required and add salt.
To temper, heat oil in another pan and add cumin. Stir and add half chopped tomato. When it becomes mushy, add to dal. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Take off fire and serve hot 🙂

Masoor Dal 1

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Chana Dal

Chana Dal  1

This is my mom-in-law’s recipe. I am sure she will be happy to see her preparation posted.
This is a simple yet very tasty dal preparation.

Chana Dal

Ingredients:
½ cup chana dal
½ medium onion sliced
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp fennel powder
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
2 tbsp oil

Method:
Soak chana dal in water for few hours.
Add chana dal and enough water to cover the dal and pressure cook for 1 whistle or cook in a saucepan. Don’t let it get mushy.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add onions and saute till they are almost brown.
Add all the dry powders and curry leaves and saute for few minutes.
Add cooked chana dal along with the water. Adjust salt.
Serve with chapathis.

Chana Dal