Day: February 9, 2012

Green Masala Dal

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Green Masala Dal

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Dal and Sambar in any Indian culture is almost always made from toor dal in their simplest forms. Indeed, toridali (Konkani) / thogribele (Kannada) is the quintessential ingredient found in all Indian kitchens. Today, I want to share a different style of dal that is made in combination with moongdal. This masala dal is unique in its taste and mixes well with rice and papad or any side dish of your choice.

What you need to have:

1. Toor Dal – 1/4 cup

2. Moong dal – 1/4 cup

3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

4. Pure ghee – 1 Teaspoon

5. Cumin seeds -= 1/2 Teaspoon

Moong dal and Toor dal

Ingredients of wet masala

Ingredients of Wet Masala:

1.Fresh grated coconut –  1 Tablespoon

2. Coriander leaves – 1/4 Cup

3. Chopped onions –  1/2

4. Green chillies – 2

5. Ginger – 1/2″ piece

6. Garlic cloves – 2

7. Bilimbi – 2 (small)

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and cook together the toor dal and moong dal, adding turmeric powder in the cooker, till smooth and transfer it to a bowl.

Cooked dal mix

2. Grind all the ingredients of wet masala in the mixer to a fine consistency, adding a little water as required.

Ground wet masala

3. Place a skillet with a little pure ghee on medium flame. When hot, add jeera/cumin seeds tto it and when they splutter, add wet masala from step-1 to it and cook for a while.                                                                               Wet masala being fried in the seasoning

4. When done add cooked dal mix from step-1 and add required quantity of water to bring it to the required consistency. Also, add salt to it.

Dal mix being cooked with wet masala

5. Transfer it to a bowl and serve hot with white rice and papad. Enjoy !

Ready to serve green masala dal

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Good to remember:

1. Both dals should be cooked well to enhance and enjoy the flavour and taste of the mix.

2. Quantity of onions, garlic and spices can be adjusted as per your palate.

3. This dal can also be served for children – adjust the spice level accordingly.