Masoor Dal with Toasted Spices
A spicy and delicious dal made with red lentils
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
In a skillet, toast the cumin and coriander seeds for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Remove to the blender.
Toast the garlic in the skillet until it starts getting brown spots. Also add to blender along with the tomatoes.
Blend until smooth.
Heat oil and add onions and sugar. Cook on a medium flame for about 10 minutes until onions turn brown.
Add the blended mixture of tomatoes and spices, chili powder, turmeric and salt, and cook until the mixture starts drying and turns a few shades darker.
Add the lentils and cook for another 10 minutes. Add as much water as you like to thin out the dal to the preferred consistency.
Garnish with cilantro or mint and serve hot.
Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.6mg