The Masoor Dal curry (Lentil Soup)
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The Masoor Dal curry (Lentil Soup)

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Ingredients

6-serving
  1. 1 To pressure cook
  2. 3/4 cup masoor dal
  3. 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  4. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1/4 tsp fennel seed powdered
  6. 1/4 tsp cumin seed powdered
  7. 2 cups water
  8. to taste salt
  9. 2 To Garnish
  10. 1 number green chilli pepper slitted
  11. 2 numbers tomato chopped
  12. 1 tsp chopped ginger
  13. 2 tsps chopped garlic
  14. 1 number onions diced
  15. 2 tsps coriander leaves chopped
  16. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  17. 1/4 tsp black pepper ground
  18. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  19. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  20. 2 tbsps sunflower oil
  21. 2 numbers clove
  22. 2 numbers cardamom
  23. 1 number cinnamon stick
  24. to taste salt

Method

10 mins
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    Wash the dal. Add the ingredients 1 to pressure cooker. Keep it in medium flame.

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    After the first whistle, keep for another 8 minutes in low flame. Switch it off and wait until the full pressure is released.

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    Meanwhile, you can prepare the garnish.

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    First, put the pan on the stove. Pour oil. When hot, add clove, cardamom, cinnamon, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli.

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    Saute it until onion turn transparent and soft. Add the Masala mix and stir till the aroma of the masala comes out.

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    To it add the tomatoes, stir until it is soft and the juices evapourate.

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    Add a pinch of salt. Note that you have already added salt in pressure cooked ingredients. So add salt accordingly.

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    To the pressure cooked dal, add the garnish and bring it to boil. Add coriander leaves.

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    Now it is ready to be served. It goes well with Chapathi/roti/basmati rice.

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