Masoor Dal (Red Lentils)

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Total Time
40mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
25 mins

One of two ways to make this Dal

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. wash dal in a few changes of water, until the water runs clear.
  2. soak in cold water for about half hour
  3. drain.
  4. place in pot with water, salt, red chilli powder and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until dal is very tender.
  5. when dal is tender it should resemble a creamy soup (you might have to add more water if the its not creamy and cook for furtur 10 to 20 minutes).
  6. For the temper - heat oil in a frying pan add the garlic and fry until light brown , at this point add cumin and fry for few seconds and pour over the lentil and stir and cook for few minutes.
  7. cover and take off heat.
  8. serve hot.
  9. garnish with coriander and green chillies.
  10. Sprinkle a little garam masala on top.
  11. serve with boiled rice or chapatis.