Monday, May 26, 2008

Masoor Dal with a green chilly tadka

Masoor Dal with Green ChilliesI once ate masoor dal made like this at a friends house and have never forgotten the taste. My friends were from Ajmer, Rajasthan and almost all their dals have a unique and interesting tadka added to them. I now often make this dal at home and eat it with plain boiled rice or a chapati and its fantastic. Its the tadka or garnish that makes it so simple and yet so delicious.

1 cup pink masoor dal
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt
a pinch of asoefatida
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 chopped green chillies
fresh coriander leaves

Boil the dal with salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker or in a vessel with 3 cups water
Once done and the lentils have split but not completely mashed, turn off and cover.
Heat the ghee, add asoefatida, cumin seeds. Once they splutter turn off the gas and add the green chillies and the coriander leaves.
Add to the dal and immediately cover to keep flavours in !

Done !

16 comments:

Nithu said...

I love dal. It's healthy and yummy. Nice one...

bhags said...

My first time here, nice site you have got here....love that dal

bhags said...

My first time here, nice site you have got here....love that dal

notyet100 said...

nice place ,..dal looks,..good,..

Ria Patel said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments Nithu, Bhags, and notyet!
Ria

LG said...

Dal looks good. Healthy..

Swati Raman Garg said...

i love masoor dal .. and its my first time here.. its nice...

Arundathi said...

i love masoor dal - thats my favorite type and you're right - its always the tadka that makes the difference.

Ria Patel said...

Thank you LG, Swati, Arundathi!

Trupti said...

dal looks delicious & healthy.

ranji said...

thats one delcious dal curry..healthy too.

Uma said...

the dal looks so delicious.

Sangeeth said...

delicious dal curry...

Susan said...

Boy, does that look simple and delicious! Sizzling those flavors in a tadka really does add a magic "poof" to a dish. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

TS said...

I love the simplicity of this recipe...and I love daals, I have them as soups many times for a light supper...I'll try this one.

cheers, trupti
the spice who loved me

Ria Patel said...

Thanks so much Trupti, Ranji, Uma Sangeeth, Susan and TS. !