The Humble Dal

Quick Indian recipes – Easy,healthy,delicious

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Dal is a lentil soup which is served over steamed rice. It is usually prepared daily in every Indian household, (Yes, I do it too and it tends to become boring to cook dal in a similar method every day) to break the monotony I experiment with it and this is one of the swiftest methods: (Moong and Masoor dal)

  • Boil the lentils till it totally softens in water: Mix of Moong dal (green gram dal) and Masoor dal (lentil dal, pink lentil) –  in equal quantity

The thicker you want the soup the less should be the quantity of water.

Tadka (tempering)

  • To hot oil, at first add fenugreek seeds followed by thinly sliced onion.
  • Toss in hing (asafoetida) powder, curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Pitch in finely chopped pieces of tomatoes.
  • When the blend softens to form a fine paste, empty it over the boiled dal…

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