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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Masoor Dal

1 cup masoor dal
3 cup water or enough for preparation
3 tablespoon oil
2 whole cloves
1" stick cinnamon
2 or 3 bay leaves
1 cup chopped onion
2 green chilies or to taste
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 clove of chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
A few chopped cilantro leaves

Preparation: To a pressure cooker on medium heat add oil, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves and let it warm up.  When clove and cinnamon starts sizzling add the chopped onion and saute until it is light brown.  When the onions have turned brown add the chopped green chili and ginger and saute for a few seconds, add turmeric powder and chili powder saute for 10 seconds, add curry powder and garam masala and saute for 10 seconds.  Add the chopped garlic and tomato paste and mix well.  Add water and the masoor dal cover the pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes or until the masoor dal is cooked.  After the dal is cooked add water as needed, salt to taste, a few chopped cilantro leaves and lemon juice, turn the heat off and it is ready to serve.
Serves 4