Thursday, June 14, 2007

Masala Pappu / Masala Dal


1. 1 cup toor dal / kandi pappu
2. 2 cups water
3. 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
4. 1 bay leaf
5. 3 cloves
6. 2 cardamom
7. 2 sticks of cinnamon
8. 1 tsp of shahi jeera
9. 2 tbsp of oil
10. salt to taste
11. 3 green chillies
12. 1 small onion finely chopped
13. 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
14. 1 tbsp mint leaves finely chopped (this is optional)


1. Wash dal and pressure cook it in water for 2 whistles (if not using pressure cooker, cook until it becomes soft).
2. Heat oil add bay leafs, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon and shahi jeera, let it fry for 2 mins.
3. Add onions, slit green chills and fry till translucent.
4. Add ginergarlic paste and fry for 2 more mins.
5. Add turmeric, cooked dal and salt.
6. Let it cook for 2 mins and take it off the stove.
7. Garnish it with coriander and mint leave.
8. It can be served with roti or white rice.

Kitchen Notes: All quantities are approx., changes should be made according to the taste.
Recipe Source: Mom's recipe.



Blogger Asha said...

Looks so good H! Spices in dal are always great.I love the color too.Glad to see you blogging!:)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Seema said...

Adding whole spices like cloves, cardomom to dal seems very interesting. I am sure it must have tasted wonderful.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Kajal said...

Looks yummy.......Spicy with cloves is nice and different delcious taste. Next time I add this spicy in my dal.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Devi Priya said...

LOve this Dal also called as dal fry, if I am not mistaken.

1:11 PM  
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