Sunday, January 27, 2013

Orange Masoor dal with rice

This is my most favourite dal with rice.

Servings: 1 meal for 2 people
1 cup Masoor dal
Few curry Leaves
2 big tomatoes
Green chillies to taste
2 tspn fresh grated ginger
1 tspn fresh grated garlic (optional)

1 tspn Red chilli powder
1/2 tspn Turmeric powder
2 tspn dhania powder
Salt to taste
Hing (asaefotida)


Pressure cook the dal with 21\2 times water( 1 whistle and 10  mins on slow).

On the side, take a pan, heat the ghee. Add hing, then mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Then add curry leaves and after 30 seconds or so add green chillies, ginger and garlic. Saute them for a minute or so on medium flame and then add tomatoes. Cover the pan and let tomatoes cook. When tomatoes are almost done, add the spices( red cilli powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder and salt. When this masala is done, you'll see the ghee on the sides, then add the dal which was pressure cooked and properly mashed. Add water as per desired consistency. Add cilantro leaves to garnish. Serve it with rice or Roti.


  1. awesome...I am going to try this soon.. :)

  2. this is a great idea to wrap chicken...Looks so delicious & pictures make me mouthwatering!!Thanks for sharing with 'Hot & Spicy Treats' Restaurant in Satya niketan