Kottu (Sri Lankan Dal)

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Refreshing lemon, soothing coconut milk, and an assortment of spices are cooked together with masoor dal for a delicious bowl of kootu. An authentic Sri Lankan recipe, it is a must try and makes a great variation of an everyday dal. Bring Lanka to your dining table!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time :     Serves 4.
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the masoor dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder, salt and 2½ cups of water till done.
  3. Whisk well till the dal is mashed and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and chilli powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked dal and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the coconut milk and salt and ½ cup of water and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fire and add the lemon juice. Mix well and serve hot.

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 on 13 Sep 12 10:23 AM

Masoor dal cooked with coconut milk makes a lovely dal. My 10 year daughter had 3 cups of this dal.