How to make Masoor Ki Dhal Recipe - A spicy masoor dal preparation

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Main Ingredients : Split red lentil (masoor dal) (मसूर दाल), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Other

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Masoor Ki Dhal

It is a fact that Dals and Kadhis are comfort foods and they are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B and iron. Dals, especially are a major source of dietary fibre and proteins. Kadhis are a blend of yogurt and herbs which assist in efficient digestion. Every region has its locally grown herbs and spices as the key ingredients, thus a variety of kadhis are relished across the length and breadth of Indian subcontinent.

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Udupi Sambhar, Sambhar, Urad Dal Kadhi, Mod Aleli Moongachi Amti. Or try out these recipes from Other Cuisine like Bhindi Gosht, Potato Bravas, Spanish Omelette, Faalse Ka Sherbat .

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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Masoor Ki Dhal

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) 1 cup

  • Ginger 3/4 inch piece

  • Fresh mint leaves a few sprigs

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cloves 2

Method

Step 1

Soak the dal in two cups of water for an hour. Drain Peel, wash and crush ginger. Clean, wash and chop mint leaves. Mix the dal with asafoetida, the turmeric powder, salt and two cups of water. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and cook till the dal is done.

Step 2

Add more water if required. Mash the dal with a ladle and add crushed ginger, red chilli powder, coriander powder and add two cups of hot water. Stir to mix well.

Step 3

Cook for five more minutes on medium heat. Adjust salt. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and cloves. When the seeds change colour add it to the cooked dal and stir. Garnish with chopped mint leaves and serve hot.

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