Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Masoor Dal Red Lentils /
  • 1 Onion - small, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro - finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
For the Masala Powder:
  • 2 chilies Dry red
  • ½ Cinnamon " stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 pods Cardamom of
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  •  tsps Coriander seeds
  • 5 ~ 6 Peppercorns

 

Directions:

  1. Pressure cook red lentils until cooked through and mushy. Alternately red lentils can be cooked on the stove top until tender.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, make the masala. Grind all the ingredients listed under masala powder into a smooth powder.
  3. Heat 2tsp oil in a saucepan, add the chopped onions and cook until they are golden brown. Add the masala powder, mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cooked dal, turmeric and salt. Add water if the dal looks too thick. Simmer on medium flame for 6~8 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve.