From where I come from dal is comfort food at its best. Nothing beats the spicy homey dal with rice, raita and pickle. Yum !
This dal recipe is one of my favorite to date.
Its really like the one you'd order at any Indian restaurant.
I've posted a some-what similar recipe before with Maash dal. You can find the recipe HERE
You can make this with Maash dal, Toor dal or Moong dal. I'm using moong
For this recipe you'll need:
250 grams of Yellow lentil (Moong Dal)
1 large Onion chopped
2 large Tomatoes chopped
3-4 Green Chilies chopped
1/2 tsp of Cumin
7-8 whole Red Chilies
1 1/2 tsp of Red Chili Powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
2 tsp of Ginger Garlic paste
1/2 bunch of Coriander
Juice of 1 Lemon
Boil Lentil with salt and turmeric.
Meanwhile make the Masala
Heat oil in a pan, add green chilies, cumin and whole red chilies. Cook till fragrant
add onions. Cook till transparent.
than add ginger garlic paste. When fragrant
add tomatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder. Cook till the tomatoes are done and the oil comes on top.
Add coriander and lemon juice. Mix together.
Than add the boiled dal.
..a little water. Cook till the consistency you like.
Serve with roti or rice !