Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yellow dal

(or orange, green, etc)
2 cups yellow dal, soaked 1/2 hour
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
2L water (4x the level of the dal)
2 tsp fresh cilantro
For the fry:
2 spoons oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic, chopped (optional)
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

Boil water. Add dal, turmeric, and salt; cook until soft.
In a separate pan, make the fry: oil + seeds, then add onion and cook 2 minutes, add garlic and cook 1 minute, add tomatoes and cook until soft, add chili powder and garam masala. Add the fry to the dal, cook 2 minutes, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Source: Nisha at Taste of India cooking class, McLeod Ganj, India

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