How to make it

  • Chop the onion, garlic, chilli, ginger etc.
  • Heat a saucepan to a medium heat and fry the spices (Jeera, tumeric, chilli powder) in the oil. Stir for a few minutes, and let the spices (masala) cook. You will know its cooked, when oil starts to bubble up throught the spices.
  • Add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Fry for a few more minutes, until the onion is sweated.
  • Add the lentils and some water.
  • Let the water reduce, and add more water. repeat this step until the lentils are cooked. You can tell when they are cooked when they squash easily in your fingers, and are roughly twice their original size.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add fresh corriander and stir in to dal.
  • Serve with rice.

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  • lt 11 years ago
    Mmm, sounds delish. Thanks for sharing.
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  • erisgrrrl 11 years ago
    I only recently learned of dal on a visit to the Kabob Palace in washington DC. I'll have to try this now that we're home!
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