Category: Dal
Rating: 3.45
Servings: 4


115 gm split red lentils
50 gm small split yellow lentils
2 1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ginger pulp
1 teaspoon garlic pulp
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 fresh green chillies
1 chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon oil or ghee
1 small onion sliced
1/4 teaspoon mixed mustard & onion seeds
4 dried red chillies
1 tomato, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
2 fresh green chillies, seeded
1 and sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Directions: How to Cook Indian Chilli Dhal (Lentils)

1.Pick over the lentils for any stones before washing them several times.

2.Boil the lentils in the water with the ginger, garlic, turmeric and chopped green chillies for about 15-20 minutes until soft.

3. Mash the lentil mixture down. The consistency of the mashed lentils should be similar to that of a creamy chicken soup.

4. If the mixture looks too dry, just add some more water. Season with the salt.

5. To prepare the "topping", heat the oil and fry the onion with the mustard and onions seeds, dried chillies and sliced tomato for 2 minutes.

6. Pour this "topping" over the dhal and garnish with fresh coriander, green chillies and mint.

TNT by Imran C.

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

Olivia writes:

I am not an Indian but u dont have to be an Indian to enjoy good Indian foods, right? I will be back after trying this recipe, have a nice day and more power to India Snacks..from the Philippines, Mabuhay!!!

Posted on 16 Feb 2008, 10:55 ET

leila writes:

You are right! You dont have to be Indian to even be a great cook of Indian foods! This dish is a favourite with a saucy steak curry. I put loads of fresh dhania over the dhal. It adds great flavour and fresh taste to it. Great served with hot rotis!

Posted on 19 Mar 2011, 13:12 ET

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