Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Masoor Daal


This is is a very simple daily daal from my mom's kitchen.

Masoor Daal
Ingredients
1 cup masoor daal, pressure cooked using adequate water
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida

salt to taste
1 tsp coriander-cumin powder

Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 red chilies, halved
1 green chili, slit
1 tbsp minced garlic

Garnish
2 tbsp minced cilantro

Method
1. Pressure cook masoor daal adding turmeric powder and asafoetida. Mash and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chilies. As they sizzle, add minced garlic. Saute for 2 minutes till garlic changes color.
3. Add mashed daal, water, salt
4. Bring to boil. Simmer on medium flame for 10 minutes. Add more water if needed.
5. Garnish with cilantro and let it simmer some more.

Note -
1. Serve with plain rice and sajook toop/clarified butter.

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