Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sweet And Sour Lentil


1 cup Toordal
2 Tbsp. ghee
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
a few curry leaves (optional)
3  tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp. ginger paste
1 green chili chopped
1/4 tsp. chili powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 Tbsp. jaggery (gur)
juice of 1/2 lemon
4 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves(Cilantro)


1.Pick through the dal and then wash it.  Drain the water. Add 4 cups of water to a heavy pot, add the dal, salt to taste. Boil the dal. Reduce heat and let it simmer.
2. As dal is simmering, heat ghee in a small sauce pan and fry the cumin and mustard seeds till brown. Add the  curry leaves, tomatoes, ginger, green chili, chili powder and fry the seasonings for 2-3 minutes.
3. Pour the seasonings into dal and let it continue to simmer on low, until the grains and  soft and cooked. Add lime juice, jaggery and cilantro. Adjust the water so that the dal has the consistency you like (from soup like consistency to thick soup)
Serve with rice or flat bread and a choice of pickle.

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