Bengali Style Simple Masoor Dal
A tasty dal, made of masoor dal (pink color dal), green chilli and onion (also without tadka (seasoning)). Best with rice / rotis / luchi(Bengali style puris).
Serves: 3 – 4
1 cup (100 g) masoor dal (pink color dal)
3 cups (300 ml) water
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon oil
Wash and clean dal. Soak in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes and boil in pressure cooker with its soaking water, turmeric powder and oil until done and soft (Switch off the heat on high after 3 rd whistle and allow the cooker to cool naturally). Open the lid.
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion. Finely sliced
3 green chilli, slit lengthwise
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Heat oil in a kadai / pan. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.
Add boiled dal along with 3 slit green chillies and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done and dal slightly thickens. Serve with Rice / Rotis / Luchi ..