ShareThis is a dish which according to me goes perfectly well with rotis and puris.This one ranks topmost amongst my list of dishes that go with my rotis.
I have tried this with many other dals but masoor brought out the flavours of the ingredients so well that none of the other dals did.
My husband ate off his bowlful without a nag.I was pleasantly surprised as roti and dal is not just his kind of food.
Ingredients :
  • Masoor dal-200gms
  • Cinnamon stick-1inch
  • Cloves(laung)-2
  • cardamom(elaichi)-1
  • Chopped onions-1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
  • Chopped tomatoes-1 medium
  • Green chillies-2
  • Red chilli powder-1/2tsp or more to taste
  • Corriander(dhania powder)-1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Chopped corriander leaves(cilantro)-for garnish
  • Oil-2tbsp
Wash and soak dal in water for about 15mins.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cinnamon,clove and the cardamom.Saute.
Add the onions and slit green chillies and saute till golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
Add the chopped tomatoes,chilli,corriander and turmeric powder.Saute well.
Add half the amount of salt and saute.

Add the soaked dal and abour 2 cups of water and boil for 2 mins.

Close the lid and cook on low flame for about 10 mins.Stir ocassionally.
Add the remaining salt to taste.
Check if the dal has cooked.The dal should be cooked but not get completely mashed.This will give it a lovely texture when chewed.
Add water or reduce the curry on high flame to match ur liking.
Garnish with chopped corriander.Serve hot.

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    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Yeah I agree certain dhals give out an unique flavour which none other can!!! Good ur husband dint complain, its difficult to quite them some time ;) Dhall looks very nice and healthy!!!

  1. ... on February 9, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
  2. nisha said...

    First time here , you have a lovely space. Great dal recipe

  3. ... on February 10, 2010 at 12:04 AM  
  4. Siddhi S said...

    wow anjum this dal luks very delicious...very nice recipe...thnx for sharing

  5. ... on February 10, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
  6. Gulmohar said... fav whereas my hubby doesn't like it..You are right about the flavor of masoor daal :-)
    You have a creative space here :-)

  7. ... on February 10, 2010 at 4:16 AM  
  8. Padhu said...

    Looks yummy .I like your step by step pics .New to your blog.Do drop by

  9. ... on February 10, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
  10. Padhu said...

    Looks yummy! Liked your step by step pics .You have a lovely space .Do drop by

  11. ... on February 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
  12. Guntur Traditions said...

    hi anju like dal recipe
    you have nice blog
    thaks for dropping by and following my blog
    iam also following ur blog

  13. ... on February 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
  14. SE said...

    hi Anju...thanks for stopping at my blog !! you have some great space out here !!

  15. ... on February 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
  16. FoodLovers said...

    first time here you have lovely space ... yummy dal..

  17. ... on February 10, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
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