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Masala dal recipe / dal recipe

Here’s another  recipe made with moong dal.  I had written down the recipe from some book (don’t remember the name as it was long back). While going through some old recipe books, I found this recipe and made it. It was a variation to the normal dal recipe in which coconut is not added.  This was a very flavourful recipe with the addition of coconut, cloves, cinnamon stick, onion and khus khus.  I served it with roti but it goes well with rice also.  My daughter liked it a lot.  Now to the recipe…


masala dal
Ingredients required

moong dal  – 1 cup

For masala 

fresh coconut (grated) – 1/2 cup

small onion – 2

khus khus – 1/2 tablespoon

cumin seeds – 1 tablespoon

cloves – 2

cinnamon – 1 small piece

coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

red chilly – 3

For seasoning 

ghee/ oil  – 1 tablespoon

mustard  – 1 teaspoon

curry leaves – few

turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

coriander leaves – few

salt – to taste

Preparation

1.  Wash and cook dal with water, turmeric and little salt.

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2.  Grind the ingredients for the masala to a fine paste and keep it aside

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3.  Cook dal to 3/4, add masala paste, 1 cup water and boil till the dal gets cooked completely.  Add salt.  Keep stirring in between to avoid burning.

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4.  Heat ghee/oil, add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.  Then add asafoetida powder and curry leaves.  Pour it on the dal.

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5.  Add lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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6.  Serve it hot with rot/chapatti or rice.

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