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Dal is healthy, plain or spicy. But, this is one excellent dal you just cannot resist! comprising of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices, masala dal is just the thing to have with hot rice and rotis.
- Wash all the dals together, salt and 1½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cooked dal and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or parathas.
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