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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Toor Dal


Ingredients:
1 cup toor dal
3 cups water
2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter or substitute with oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 chopped green chilies or to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon salt
a few chopped cilantro leaves(hara dhania)

Preparation: Wash and cook the dal in a pressure cooker with 2 1/2 cups of water and keep aside for seasoning.

For seasoning:  To a pan on medium heat with the ghee or clarified butter add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and wait for the mustard seeds to pop.
When the mustard seeds pop add the chopped green chillies and grated ginger saute for a few seconds, add turmeric powder turn the heat off and add the seasoning to the cooked dal.  Add salt and water as needed to the cooked dal and bring it to a boil.  Turn the heat off add the chopped cilantro leaves and serve.
Serves 4.

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