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Meethi dal

i-Shakti Dals help you prepare tasty and nutritious food such as this easy-to-make, delicious toor dal.




1 cup toor dal
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander seed powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste
1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)
2 pinches asafoetida
1 tsp chopped tamarind
1 tsp jaggery crushed
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp each cumin and mustard seeds
1 stalk curry leaves
1/2 tomato chopped fine
1 tbsp chopped coriander

Wash and pressure cook dal till done (approximately 4 whistles will do)
Cool cooker and remove dal. Beat the dal with a hand beater till smooth. Keep aside
Make a thin paste of the dry spice powders and salt and 1/2 cup water
Heat ghee in a saucepan, add the seeds to splutter.add tomatoes and curry leaves
Fry for a minute. Add masala paste. Fry for a minute
Add the chopped tamarind and jaggery. Stir for a minute more. Add dal and stir. Add water. Bring to boil and simmer on low for 7-8 minutes
Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve piping hot with steamed rice and papads