May 22, 2012

Spicy Dal

Spicy Dal

A delicious dal, goes well with rotis / rice …

Serves: 3


For dal:

100 g turdal (or masoor dal or moong dal)

1/2 turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon oil

1/2 teaspoon milk

250 ml water (2 1/2 cups)


For dal:

Wash and soak dal in 2 1/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 1 hour. Add turmeric powder, milk, salt to taste and oil and pressure cook for 20 minutes (Reduce the heat from high to medium after 3 whistles and cook for 15 minutes). Do not open the cooker. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.

Other ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon thick ginger – garlic paste

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

2 tablespoon tomato puree

Cooked dal

¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1 teaspoon fresh cream (optional)

2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and fry on a medium to low heat until golden color.

Add ginger – garlic paste and stir well for 2 – 3 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add red chilli powder and stir well for 2 – 3 minutes until well combined with onion and ginger – garlic paste.

Add tomato puree, cooked dal (along with stock – dal water) and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until thickens. Switch off the heat.

Add 1 teaspoon fresh cream if required.

For seasoning (tadka):

2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)


Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera and fry for 2 minutes on a low heat until fragrant. Pour this seasoning over dal.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves when serving.

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