Masala Dal


Split red gram 1cup
Green chillies 5 nos slit
Corriander leaves 1 tbspn chopped
Turmeric powder 1/2 tspn
Coconut 1/2 cup grated
Salt use as required
Mustard seeds 1 tspn
Cumin seeds 1 tspn
Tomatoes 2 nos chopped
Refined oil 1 tbspn
Onions 1 no sliced

How to make Masala Dal:
  • Wash and soak the gram for 30 minutes.
  • Grind the grated coconut with a little water to a smooth paste in a blender.Keep aside.
  • Fry the sliced onions till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
  • Cook the gram in a pressure cooker with just sufficient water to cook the dal until soft .
  • Remove the lid of the cooker and add the green chillies , turmeric powder tomatoes and salt. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked add the coconut paste. Mix thoroughly.
  • Cook for a minute and remove from the flame.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cumin seeds.
  • Fry for a few seconds over a low flame. Pour over the dal.
  • Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped corriander leaves. leaves.