INDIAN LENTIL RECIPE
Add 1 cup dal to a pressure cooker or pot and rinse several times till the water runs clear. Pour 2½ cups water.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles on a medium heat. or cook in a regular pot until soft.
Heat 1½ tablespoons ghee in a pan. Add ½ teaspoon mustard ¾ teaspoon cumin 1 dried red chili ⅛ teaspoon hing 1 sprig curry leaves. (optional)
Add ¼ cup finely chopped onions and 1 to 2 chopped green chilies. Saute until onions turn golden.
Add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell of the ginger and garlic goes away.
Add ½ cup chopped tomatoes and ¾ teaspoon salt. Saute until the tomatoes turn mushy and soft.
Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala.
Saute until this mixture smells good. It takes a minute or two.
Add cooked & mashed dal.
Stir well and let cook.
When the toor dal begins to bubble well, add ½ teaspoon kasuri methi.
Add coriander leaves. Mix well.
Add a splash of lemon juice before serving
Serve dal fry with rice, papad, pickle or roti.