Spicy/ Masala Dhal

This dhal goes well with rice as well as chapthis/rotis. My mom makes this dhal many times especially for dinner, but she always likes what I prepare .I had many of my posts unpublishd out of which this was one, when Shama announced an event , that too cooking something of our mom's favourite, I immediately decided to send this simple dish that my mom loves.

Moong dhal - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Tomato - 2 chopped fine
Ginger - 3/4 inch piece crushed
Garlic - 3 or 4 flaked crushed
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 slit long
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Clove - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Lime/Lemon juice - 4 - 5 drops
Coriander leaves - few chopped for garnishing
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash and cook moong dhal seperately with enough water till soft.
Heat oil in a frying pan/kadai and add cumin seeds, cardamom, clove and cinnamon... wait for few seconds and add chopped onions... fry till they are golden brown... next add slit green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic... saute for a while and add chopped tomatoes... fry well till they are mashed and pulpy and oil oozes out.... now add all the powders... mix once or twice and immediately add cooked dhal ... add salt and let it to come up to a boil... add lime/lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and remove. Serve with rice and or chapathi.

Sending in this entry to Shama Nagarajan's
  • Mother's Day Special Event

  • 15 comments/Reactions:

    Parita said...

    Masala dal looks very delicious...

    Padma said...

    Thanks Parita :)

    Manju said...

    simple easy everyday recipe..good one!

    Padma said...

    That's true simple and tasty :)

    Trupti said...

    Masala daal....yuummmyyy one of my fav..looks delicious

    Lavanya said...

    i am very rare to use moong dal in curries..masala dal sounds good padma!!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Trupti and Lavanya :)

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Simply tempting and delectable, nice color and definitely should go well with rice, dosa...

    chef and her kitchen said...

    Lovely colour of the dal...comfort food for sure!!

    Padma said...

    That's true Ramya and Prathibha :)

    Lena Jayadev said...

    nice presentation padma..i make daal in similar way bt 1-2 difference..dis s wonderful...shall try it out :)

    Pooja said...

    The dal looks spicy n delicious. I too make in a similar way except for the addition of whole spices..wow that adds more flavour!

    Sanghi said...

    Yummy dhal padma..!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Lena, Pooja n Sanghi :)

    sheelaseng said...

    Now only I made this masala dhal Padma.
    It came v.nice taste.Masala dhal with rice &fried potato nice combination Padma.
    I dedicated this recipe to my loveable amma.

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