The Humble Dal

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Dal is a lentil soup which is served over steamed rice. It is usually prepared daily in every Indian household, (Yes, I do it too and it tends to become boring to cook dal in a similar method every day) to break the monotony I experiment with it and this is one of the swiftest methods: (Moong and Masoor dal)

  • Boil the lentils till it totally softens in water: Mix of Moong dal (green gram dal) and Masoor dal (lentil dal, pink lentil) –  in equal quantity

The thicker you want the soup the less should be the quantity of water.

Tadka (tempering)

  • To hot oil, at first add fenugreek seeds followed by thinly sliced onion.
  • Toss in hing (asafoetida) powder, curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Pitch in finely chopped pieces of tomatoes.
  • When the blend softens to form a fine paste, empty it over the boiled dal and stir it well.

HAPPY EATING!  (It is pure delight … isn’t it?)

About mirandavoice

My interest in writing expands to travel, history, social and general topics. My articles are based primarily on my observations and curiosity in life. You will find the links of my articles in my Twitter account: mirandapresence My blog mirandavoice.com displays my thoughts. My blog masalahealth.wordpress.com (Quick Indian recipes – Easy, healthy,delicious) has recipes of my innovation in Indian cuisine. Journey along with me into the world of curiosity, Thank you. Sylvia Miranda (mirandapresence@gmail.com)
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