When I was in Dubai, I used to post at least one recipe but after shifting to India, it has become very difficult for me to sit in front of system regularly.
After coming here my responsibilities have been increased because of joint family but I am happy that I am spending more time with my family and able to take care of my in laws. Since I am on diet I try to make all simple and low calorie food for me and my husband but my FIL loves different kind of food provided no garlic in the dish. My in laws never take garlic in their food because it gives them smell of non veg but sometime I make some dishes with garlic if they are not in station. So today’s recipe is one among them. Have a look
MASALA TOOR DAL
Preparation Time-10 min
Cooking Time-5 min
Serves- 4 Persons
Toor Dal-1 ½ cup (Soaked in water for ½ hour)
Unsalted butter- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies-2
Asafoetida powder- ¼ tsp
Onion-2 (Finely Chopped)
Green Chillies- 2 (Slit in two parts)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Tomato- 2 finely chopped
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp (or as required)
Salt- to taste
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- ½ tsp
Coriander leaves- for garnishing
· Pressure cook dal for 3 minutes in medium flame with very minimal water.
· Now in a pan, heat oil and add ginger garlic paste in this.
· Fry this for couple of minutes.
· Put chopped onion and green chilli in this.
· Fry onion till it is transparent.
· Add tomatoes in this along with all dry masalas.
· Fry till you see fat at the edges in pan.
· Now add cooked dal in this along with salt.
· Cook dal for 2-3 minutes in this masala and then remove from heat.
· Now in another pan heat butter.
· Add cumin seeds and red chilli, allow it to crack.
· Put asafoetida in this and put this seasoning into dal.
· Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with anything you want.
· Add ½ tsp of oil while cooking dal in pressure cooker, it does not allow dal to overflow from cooker.
· Cover with a lid immediately, if you season some dish, so by doing this the nice aroma of seasoning gets maintain for long time.