Masoor dal is a very simple and staple dish of any Bengali family, being very rich in protein makes it a very healthy food.
Ingredients for Simple Dal Recipe
- Masoor dal/Indian lentil – 2 cups
- Onion – 1 (sliced)
- Green peas – ½ cup (boiled)
- Cumin seeds – 1tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
- Red chillie powder – ½ tsp
- Tomato – 1 (cut in 4 pieces)
- Salt – to taste
- Water – as required
- Coriander leaves – for garnishing
Procedure for preparing Simple Dal Recipe
Wash the dal and pressure cook it with required water and salt up to approximately 3 whistles.
Keep aside the boiled dal and then heat oil in a pan. Put the cumin seeds into the heated oil and let it splutter, now add the onions and sautÃ© till the onion turns pinkish.
Now add the turmeric powder and chillie powder and sautÃ© for 2 minutes till the masala is cooked. Now add the boiled green peas and tomatoes and sautÃ© again for 2 minutes.
Now add the boiled dal to this and mix well. Let it come to a boil.
Check seasoning and add more water if required. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.