Arhar ki Dal Recipe

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Arhar ki Dal
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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The classic yellow lentils, simple yet intense.

Ingredients of Arhar ki Dal

  • 1 cup yellow lentils
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-chopped finely
  • 2-3 pieces of raw mango or amchoor powder

  • For the Tadka:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 Tbsp clarified butter
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green chillies

How to Make Arhar ki Dal

  1. Boil dal in about 4 cups of water, along with turmeric, salt, sugar and ginger.
  2. Cook till tender and well blended.
  3. Add amchoor and simmer for another 10 minutes or so.
  4. Heat the clarified butter in a heavy-based pan; add the asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  5. When they begin to splutter, add dal mixture, bring to a boil and leave to simmer for about 1 minute.
  6. Garnish with green chillies, serve hot.