Daal Masala

1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
5 slit Green Chilli
1 Tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 cup grated Coconut
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seed
2 chopped Tomato
1 Tbsp Oil
1 meduim sized sliced Onion


•    Wash and soak the lentils for 30 minutes.
•    Grind the grated coconut with a little water to a smooth paste in a blender. Keep aside.
•    Fry the sliced onions till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
•    Cook the gram in a pressure cooker with just sufficient water to cook the dal until soft.
•    Remove the lid of the cooker and add the green chillies, turmeric powder tomatoes and salt. Cook for 3 minutes.
•    When the tomatoes are cooked add the coconut paste. Mix thoroughly.
•    Cook for a minute and remove from the flame.
•    Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cumin seeds.
•    Fry for a few seconds over a low flame. Pour over the daal.
•    Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped coriander leaves.