I simply love clicking thali's, so I had to wait until I got all the dishes to click as a thali. Everything on the plate was so delicious and we had a wonderful meal. I am hoping to share the rest of the meal soon. Until then enjoy this simple dal.
Masoor dal - 1 cup
Garlic, chopped - 4 cloves
Green Chilli, chopped - 3 medium
Tomato - 2 medium
Hing a pinch
Nigella seeds / Kalonji - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 tsp
Coriander, chopped - handful
How to make Masala Masoor Dal
Wash and pressure cook Masoor dal with 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of turmeric powder for 1 -2 whistles.
Heat a kadai with ghee, temper with hing, cumin seeds,mustard seeds and nigella seeds. Sauté for a minute.
Then add chopped garlic, green chilies and saute well. Now add all the spice powders and combine well. Simmer for few minutes till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Add the cooked dal to the pan, cup of water, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with ghee and rice.
I had served this as part of the Saturday lunch along with Methi Rice and other dishes that I had cooked from Sapana's space for her virtual baby shower.
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