Red masoor dal : 1 cup
Dry red chilli : 1(break into 2)
Onion : 1 (medium)
Garlic : 4 cloves (big, if small use 6-7)
Tomato : 1 (small)
Green chilli : 2 (chopped)
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tbsp.
Coriander leaves for garnishing
- Boil the dal in pressure cooker upto 2 whistle. Masoor dal cooks very fast. Open the cooker when it cools and put the cooker on heat, add 1 cup water and mash dal with a spoon and add salt and turmeric powder. Cook for 2 minutes and set aside.
- Slice onion lengthwise, grated garlic cloves and chop the tomatoes in small pieces.
- Now for tempering, heat oil in a pan, when oil is really hot, add dry red chilli and cumin seeds. When they change color, add onions and tomatoes. Fry until onions get brown, then add grated garlic. Stir for a minute or two, when you can get the flavor of garlic, add mashed dal to it.
- Check the seasoning and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Take pan out of heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.