Sunday, October 11, 2015

Glorious Garlic Lasooni Dal

Garlic cannot bestow immortality but it can make you lead a longer life. Garlic is making news in all fields for having antibiotic, anti cancer and many other properties. Although it has a strong flavor it is a good spice to have on hand as it vastly improves the flavor of many dishes. Take for example the humble dal, we make it almost three times a week and I like to have variations to the recipe and this one makes a soul satisfying dish! Lasooni, means garlicky and this Lasooni Dal is a hit with even the kids.

Lasooni Dal

1/2 cup each Moong and Masoor dal, cooked until soft
2-4 tbsp chopped garlic
2 dry red chillies
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish

Heat ghee in a pan and add the dry chillies, cumin seeds, garlic and cook for a minute or two, then add the red chili powder and turmeric. Pour this, on the salted and cooked dal. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis.

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