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simple dal recipe



The Simple Dal Recipe is a staple dish in Indian cuisine, it's comforting, nutritious, and full of flavor. It is traditionally served with rice or roti and can be eaten as a main dish or a side. Dal is made from lentils and each region in India has its own unique way of preparing it. This simple recipe calls for toor dal or split pigeon peas, but you can substitute with other types of lentils. Dal is a rich source of protein and fiber and is also vegan and gluten-free.

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toor dal (split pigeon peas), soaked

1 cup


3 cups

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


garlic, minced

2 cloves

ginger, grated

1 tablespoon

green chili, chopped


tomato, chopped


garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

Coriander leaves for garnish



Step 1:

Rinse the dal until the water runs clear and soak it for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:

In a pressure cooker, add the dal, water, turmeric, and salt. Cook on high heat until the dal is tender.

Step 3:

In a pan, heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add the onion, garlic, ginger, and green chili. Saute until the onions are golden brown. 4.Add the tomatoes and cook until soft.

Step 4:

Add the cooked dal to the pan and mix well. Add the garam masala and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 5:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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