Tuesday, March 12, 2013



Whole masoor dal-1 cup
Water-3 cups
Chopped onion-1 medium
Chopped tomato-1 large
Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chili-2
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Chili powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
salt to taste
Ghee-1 tsp


1-Rinse and soak masoor daal in water for 1 hour.(if you have no time then it could be cooked without soaking)
2-Take a pressure cooker and put daal along with salt and water.
3-Pressure cook it till 4 whistles if soaked and 6 if used without soaking.
4-In the meantime in a pan heat oil,add the broken red dry chili and cumin seeds,then add onions.
5-Saute onions for a min then add ginger garlic paste and fry for till the raw aroma of ginger garlic disappears.
6-Add tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes become soft.
7-Add all dry powders and salt,mix properly.
8-Now add this mixture to the cooked masoor dal,mix well.
9-Add water and adjust the consistency of the curry as per your requirement.
10-Let the curry boil,it will take around 5-6 mins,add 1 tsp ghee.
11-Let it simmer on low heat for 5 mins.
12-Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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