ZESty Dal

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‘Lentils have been part of the human diet since aceramic Neolithic times’ – amazed with this fact, I have given a zesty tempering to a mix of moong dal (green gram dal) and masoor dal (pink lentil).

 An exciting recipe of dal:

  • Boil the lentils till it softens, the thicker you want the soup the less should be the quantity of water. 

 Tadka (Tempering)

  • To the vegetable oil add mustard seeds, after the mustard seeds begin to crackle – add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves and pieces of star anise.
  • Enrich the mix of whole spices with mashed pieces of garlic, hing (asafoetida) powder, turmeric & chilli powder, and salt.
  • Sauté finely chopped potato pieces, finely chopped pieces of green capsicum and coarse mash of tomatoes with the mix of masala.
  • After the potato pieces soften – meld the sizzling tadka with the lentil soup.


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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