Puneri Dal (Yellow Lentils Pune-Style)

Recipe by Daydream
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Simmer the lentils in 4 cups of water for approximately 20 minutes, until just cooked, but not ‘mushy’.
  • Keep an eye on the lentils while they cook to ensure the water does not fully evaporate.
  • Drain off most of the water when the lentils are cooked and add the powder spices, kokum (or tamarind paste), desiccated coconut and salt to taste.
  • Simmer for a couple of minutes and stir until well mixed, adding more water if necessary to make a moist, but not ‘sloppy’, consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  • Heat oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds, and saute until they pop and crackle.
  • Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Stir once, then pour the oil and spices over the lentils.
  • Mix well, and serve hot garnished with cilantro.
  • Accompany with rice and a vegetable curry if desired.
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