A simple to prepare dal, that is made extra delicious and special with the butter and cream in it.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 1/2 cup whole masoor dal
- 2 cloves garlic , crushed
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 Thai green chilli , split lengthwise
- 1/4 cup cream or substitute with whole milk for everyday cooking
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/4 red onion , chopped finely
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1/2 lime
- salt , to taste
- 2 tbsp cream
Rinse the lentils with water. Pressure cook or cook on stove top with enough water – about 1 1/2 cups, until soft. Mash the dal till it is soft and almost all mashed up.
Add the crushed garlic, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, thai green chilli and cream and mix well. Let it simmer till the dal thickens.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they start crackling, add the onions and garlic to it. Sauté till the onions become soft and translucent.
Pour this mixture on to the dal and add enough salt.
Switch off heat and squeeze half the lime over it. Drizzle the 2 tbsp cream over it as garnish once moved to a serving dish.