I am going to take a small break from deep frying and today’s post is a very simple, but comforting dal with a hit of lemon. Dal being versatile and tasty is part of our daily menu. Some dals can be whipped up in no time and will be a perfect side for rotis. I have never tried adding lemon juice to dal and was surprised at how tasty it was.It became an instant hit and the family loved it. Dal and rice are my staples and a ton of meals can be planned with just those two. Off to the recipe.
Tasty dal with a hint of lemon.
- moong dal - 1/4 cup (Payatham Paruppu)
- oil - 1/2 tsp
- mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
- toor dal - 1/2 tsp (Thuvaram Paruppu)
- asafoetida - a pinch
- green chilly - 2
- curry leaves - few
- lemon juice - 1 tbsp
- salt - to taste
- turmeric - a pinch
Cook moong dal and keep aside.
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add fenugreek, toor dal, asafoetida, green chilly and curry leaves. When the toor dal turns golden brown add the cooked moong dal, salt and turmeric. Simmer for five minutes and add lemon juice.
Turn off the stove. Serve with rice or rotis.
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1. Take moong dal in a vessel along with water.2. Cook the dal. I use a pressure cooker.3. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add fenugreek, toor dal, asafoetida, green chilly and curry leavs.4. When the toor dal turns golden brown add the cooked moong dal, salt and turmeric.5. Simmer for 5 minutes and add lemon juice. Turn off the stove.
Tasty dal ready.
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