Tadka Daal / Tampered Lentil Curry
- 1 cup masoor daal(red lentil)
- turmeric, a pinch
- 3-4 green chillies
- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 big tomato, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- salt, to taste
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tbs ghee (clarified butter)
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- coriander leaves, to garnish
Cook daal in water adding turmeric powder for about 5-8 minutes.
Set aside. Heat ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
To this add onions and fry till slightly golden in color. Now add ginger
garlic paste and saute well. To this add green chillies, garam masala and
cook for a minute. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until oil separates.
Finally add the cooked daal, cook in low flame for 5 more minutes. Adjust salt.
Turn off the heat. Heat 1 tbs of ghee in a pan, to this add 1/2 tsp chilli powder
and fry for a minute. Pour this to the daal. Garnish with coriander leaves.