Hyderabadi Style Daal


(Also called Khadi Daal, this is a simple lightly cooked vegetarian)

2 cups       Red Lentils, washed and drained
1               Tomato, firm medium size roughly chopped
1 small      Red Onion, sliced
2               Green Chili, sliced
2 tbs.        Cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp      Turmeric
1 tsp         Cumin seeds
1 sprig      Curry Leaves
1 tsp         Ginger Garlic paste
2 tbs         Cooking oil
1 tsp         Red Chili powder ( adjust to taste)
                 Salt to taste

Preparation :
  • Heat cooking oil of your choice in a medium size pan
  • Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Give a sizzle to release aroma
  • Add lentils, onion, turmeric and ginger-garlic paste
  • Saute for one minute on medium low flame
  • Add chopped tomatoes and continue to saute for one more minute
  • Add one cup of water just to cover the lentils
  • Cook on medium low flame until water is absorbed
  • Lentils are just soft, firm and fluffy. It should NOT be mushy
  • Add more water if not soft
  • Finish with green chili and and chopped cilantro. Allow it to rest
  • Serve hot with Indian roti
Recipe By: Quddus Mohammed

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