Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Saboot Masoor Dal

This recipe has been adapted from Nita Mehta's cookbook. it was one of the first cookbooks I had brought when I started cooking and this dish always came out tops. It is an easy to make dish and delightful to taste.

1 cup Saboot (whole) masoor Dal
1 large onion - half onion chopped and the other half finely sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp whole coriander
1 1/2" ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Pick and wash the Masoor dal. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles with 5 cups water and the chopped onions.
Make a paste of the garlic cloves, ginger, dry red chillies, cumin seeds and whole coriander seeds.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the sliced onion and cook till onion turns light golden brown. Add the ginger-garlic-chilli paste. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook till the tomatoes are mushy and cooked. Add this mix to the dal and on low flame cook for 10 minutes. garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/ paratha. Enjoy !

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