Daal Masala


1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal) 
5 slit Green Chilli
1 tblsp 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 tblsp 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 dal.
• Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped corriander leaves.