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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Dal Fry (Spicy Yellow Lentils)


Tur Dal(Yellow Lentils) 150 gm, Onion 1 large

Tomato 2, Green Capsicum 1, Green Chili 2,

Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tb, Cumin Seeds 1 tsp,

Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp, Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp,

Cumin Coriander Powder 1 tsp, Garam Masala Powder 1/4 tsp,

Oil or Ghee 1 Tb, Chopped Coriander Leaves 1 Tb


Wash and drain dal, add the green chilli and turmeric and cook till done. Remove dal and mash it well. Chop the onion, capsicum and tomato.
In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the chopped onion and saute till translucent. Now add chopped capsicum and saute, then add ginger garlic paste and fry till brown. Now add the tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are soft. Now add the mashed dal along with the remaining powdered masalas ans cook for 5 minutes. Now remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander.

P.S. Adding 1/2 a tsp of lime juice gives the dal an extra zing.

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