Monday, January 2, 2012

Split Orange Lentil Cooked in Simple Spices (Dhuli/Malka Masoor Dal)

North Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Punjabi/Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Split Orange Lentil Cooked in Simple Spices (Dhuli/Malka Masoor Dal)
Serves 2

Orange Lentil (Dhuli/Malka Masoor Dal)- ¼ Cup
Onion- 1, Finely Chopped
Tomatoes- 2, Finely Chopped

For Tempering:
Mix of Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil & Ghee-
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)-
Cumin Powder-
Coriander Powder-
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)-
Red Chilli Powder-
Fresh Coriander Leaves- Finely Chopped

Wash & Soak the Dal in just enough Water to Cover the Dal
In a Pressure Pan, Heat Oil & Ghee
Add Cumin Seeds & Sauté
Add Ginger, Onion, Green Chillies & Sauté
Add Tomatoes & Mix Well
Add the Dry Masalas (Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Haldi, Red Chilli Powder, Salt & sprinkle little Water
With the 'Bhunno' technique, fry the Masalas
Add the Soaked Dal, Water, Cover & Cook till the Dal nicely mixes with the Masala

Serve Fresh with Steamed Rice/Phulka, Vegetable Preparation, Plain Set Curd, Salad, Papad

Can add Mustard Seeds (Rai) in the Tempering

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