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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Masoor Dal


Masoor Dal (with husk) : 2 cups
Onion : 2 medium
Tomato : 2 small
Ginger : 2" piece
Garlic : 4 flakes
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Sambar powder : 2 tsp
Garam masala : 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves : 1/4 bunch
Salt to taste
Oil as required

  1. Grind onion, ginger and garlic - all raw - to a smooth paste.
  2. Take 2tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and add chopped tomatoes and the ground masala and saute well till the raw smell goes.
  3. Add sambar powder and garam masala and saute well.
  4. Toss in the uncooked masoor dal and add 2 cups of water.
  5. Give it a good mix and close the lid and put the weight.
  6. Pressure cook in medium for 3 whistles.
  7. When the pressure settles, open the cooker, add salt and let it boil till u get a thick consistency. It has to get really thick. Add a blob of butter (optional) and chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

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