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Prabhuji Haldiram - Masala Masoor Dal

Masala Masoor Dal

08 Jun 2018


½ cup whole masoor dal / sabut masoor dal / whole brown lentils
1 medium sized onion
1 small tomato
2 garlic flakes
1 tsp grated ginger
2-3 green chilies - chopped
¼ cup finely chopped mint leaves
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
asofoetida / hing - a pinch
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin seeds


Pressure cook dal with 1 and ½ cup water for 3-4 whistles. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Mash dal and keep aside. Heat 2 tsp ghee or oil in a pan or kadai. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add asofoetida.
Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger and green chilies. Cook for a min on low flame. Add chopped tomato and mash the pulp. Now, Add mint leaves, turmeric powder, garam masala and stir well. Add mashed dal and 1 cup water, salt to taste and stir well everything. Cook for 2-5 mins and remove from the heat. Serve with roti or rice.