Masoor dal is not a regular lentil in my kitchen but when I do prepare it, this dal is much loved and relished by all at home. A versatile dal that each time I prepare its a variation from the one prepared earlier. Loved the creamy texture of the dal with wonderful flavors, none overwhelming their counterparts. Rotis with masoor dal goes very well. But this dal i have cooked special to go with Ghee Rice. Simple foods are such a joy, aren’t they?
100 gram of Masoor dal
1 onion, 3 green chillies, 2 tomato's, finely chopped
1/2tbsp turmeric, 1/2tbsp coriander powder, 1/2tbsp kitchen king masala from (Everest)
1tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1/2tbsp mustard seeds, 8 to 10 curry leaves
Oil and Salt as per taste
Wash and soak the dal for 10 to 15 minutes, In a pressure cooker add oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves, when they splutter, add ginger garlic paste, saute for few seconds. Then add onion and green chillies, fry to golden brown , add masala powder, and tomato, fry for atlest 15 minutes. Now add the dal and salt , allow dal to soak masala for 5 minutes, then add 2 cup of water. Close the lid and allow to whistle in a low flame.
Serve with Ghee rice.