A simple down to earth very very delicious and easy dal recipe

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A simple down to earth very very delicious and easy dal recipe

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By sridhar babu

Published On: 11 May 2013

Rating: 5
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25 Minutes
Served : 7
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    200 g Masoor dal
    1 Large onion chopped
    2 Medium sized tomatoes chopped
    1 Cup (240 ml) Fresh coconut milk
    4 Green chilles finely chopped
    15 g Ground turmeric powder
    15 g Ground cumin powder
    25 g Ground coriander powder
    Dash of lemon yellow food colouring
    Salt salt to taste
    45ml ground nut oil
    1 Medium sized onion finely chopped
    10 g Cumin seeds
    5 g Mustard seeds
    2 Sprigs of fresh curry leaves


Step 1

In the selected pot add washed masoor dal along with all other ingredients and 4 cups of water mix well, bring to just one time boil and simmer stirring occasionally until the lentils are cooked to a mushy consistency, add extra water if required to maintain the required consistency.
In a non stick frying pan heat about 45 ml of ground nut oil and add the mustard seeds when it begins to crackle add in the cumin seeds and let the two ingredients splutter then add in the finely chopped onions and sautT a while finally add fresh sprigs of curry leaves and fry till golden brown. Toss the hot tempering into the simmering parippu adjust seasoning and cook through on simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with rice idlis or dosa or steamed rice with fried papad. Mixed pickle is yet another great accompaniment.

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