Kottu Dal, Sri Lankan Dal
by Tarla Dalal
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Kottu Dal is a comforting dal recipe made of masoor dal, tempered traditionally and mixed with coconut milk. The coconut milk is what gives this famous Sri Lankan dal a soothing flavour, while a dash of lemon juice added before serving gives a tangy twist to it.
Soak the dal for half an hour before cooking in order to get the correct consistency and texture.
This dish can be enjoyed with plain Rice . For a complete meal combo serve along with Rotis , Subzis and some Kachumber .
- Combine the dal, turmeric powder and little salt along with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Whisk the dal using a whisk and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the cooked dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the coconut milk, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice, mix well and serve hot.
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