Dal Curry /Masala Dal



This is a simple dish one can easily make. If u do not wanna stand and stretch cooking u've to try this. A very easy at the same time delicious one.
Ingredients :
Toor dal /Thuvar dal -- 1 cup
Tomato -- 1 no. ( chopped)
Onion -- 1/2 (chopped)
Green chilly -- 1 no.
Salt -- as reqd
Ghee -- 1 spoon (optional )
Oil -- 1 spoon
Hing --  less than 1/4 tsp
Garlic -- 3 clove (peeled)
For tempering :
Mustard seeds -- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tsp (u may increase if u really want it spicy )
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder -- less than1/4 tsp (optional)

Method :
Soak the thuvar dal for minimum 10 minutes. In a pressure cooker add the soaked dhal, onions,tomatoes,garlic,green chilly,hing and add may be 1 1/2 cups of water and cook it for 3 whistles. In a small pan add the oil + ghee and wait till it becomes hot. Add the mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Followed by cumin seeds,curry leaves. Finally add the red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder( i din't add cumin powder in my dal curry,it's totally optional) and give it a stir. DO NOT BURN IT. Immediately pour the masala in the dal and give it a boil. Switch off and serve.. c , It's damn simple ...

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