Khatti Masoor Daal (Sour Split Red Lentils)

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the dal well.
  • soak for at least 15-20 minutes or upto half hour.
  • In a pot add the dal and a glass of water.
  • add the salt, chili powder, Turmeric (Haldi) and leave on very low heat to cook.
  • When the dal has softened to a paste, add the chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander and lemon juice or Tamarind juice.
  • Cook till it is of medium consistency (not too pasty or too liquidy)
  • In a frying pan heat the oil along with the Garlic and whole red chili and curry leaves.
  • When the Garlic slices turn light brown add cumin seeds and wait for them to be brown but be careful not to burn them.
  • pour the oil and its contents over the daal and cover immediately.
  • take off heat.
  • after a few minutes serve with plain boiled rice.
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