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masoor dal recipe | masoor ki daal | masoor dal tadka recipe

easy masoor dal recipe | masoor ki daal | masoor dal tadka recipe
Course dal
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup masoor dal / red lentils
  • + 1 cup cup water

for tempering:

  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 dried red chilli broken

Instructions

  • firstly, in a pressure cooker heat ghee and in bay leaf.
  • further add onions and saute well.
  • also add in ginger-garlic paste and chilli. saute well.
  • additionally add 2 finely chopped tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  • add in ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt to taste. saute till the spices turn aromatic.
  • furthermore, add in 1 cup washed masoor dal / red lentils.
  • add 3½ cups of water and give a good stir.
  • cover the pressure cooker with lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • also add water and adjust consistency.
  • meanwhile prepare the tempering by heating ghee in a small kadai and add all the tempering ingredients.
  • once the tempering splutter, pour over the dal.
  • add in chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • finally, serve masoor dal fry hot with rice or roti.