Friday, 22 April 2016

The Masoor Dal curry (Lentil Soup)

Masoor Dal ( Lentil Soup)



The Masoor Dal Curry ( lentil soup) is a delicious vegeterian food which is very healthy. It can be served as a soup or as a curry along with roti/ chapathi/ basmati rice.

Ingredients

1 To pressure cook
  • 3/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed powdered
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seed powdered
  • 2 cups water
  • to taste salt
2 To Garnish
  • 1 number slitted green chilli pepper
  • 2 numbers chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tsps chopped garlic
  • 1 number diced onions
  • 2 tsps chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsps sunflower oil
  • 2 numbers clove
  • 2 numbers cardamom
  • 1 number cinnamon stick
  • to taste salt
Procedure
  1. Wash the dal . Add the ingredients 1  to pressure cooker. Keep it in medium flame.
  2. After the first whistle, keep for another 8 minutes in low flame. Switch it off and wait until the full pressure is released.
  3. Meanwhile, you can prepare the garnish.
  4. First, put the pan on the stove. Pour oil. When hot, add clove , cardamom, cinnamon, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli.
  5. Saute it until onion turn transparent and soft. Add the Masala mix and stir till the aroma of the masala comes out.
  6. To it add the tomatoes, stir until it is soft and the juices evapourate.
  7. Add a pinch of salt. Note that you have already added salt in pressure cooked ingredients. So add salt accordingly.
  8. To the pressure cooked dal, add the garnish and bring it to boil. Add coriander leaves.
  9. Now it is ready to be served. It goes well with Chapathi/roti/basmati rice.

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