Lunch or dinner is never complete without dal. Ditch the regular toor or moong dal and opt for masoor dal for a change. Not only will it make for a different taste but will provide the same protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre that the other dals do.
Providing a recipe for gar-licky masoor dal!
Level of cooking: Easy
Preparation time: 15 mins
1 cup masoor dal.
1/2 tsp cow ghee/ oil-1/2tsp.
1 heaped tsp finely chopped garlic (less or more as per your preference)
1 whole red chilli, broken into half.
½ tsp cumin seeds.
A few curry leaves.
A few coriander leaves chopped fine.
Salt, turmeric and chilli powder to your taste.
- Soak the masoor dal in clean water for about an hour.
- Drain out the water and cook the dal in a heavy bottomed pan with salt and turmeric. Soaking facilitates the dal to cook better and faster without the need for pressure cooking.
- When the dal is done, season it with red chillies, cumin seeds, garlic, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
- Serve hot with brown rice or whole wheat chapati.