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Lasan (Lahsuun) Dal


Yellow moong dal
½ cup
Masoor dal
¼ cup
Toor dal
¼ cup
Garlic flakes –crushed
3 to 4
1” piece ginger  - crushed or grated
1 piece
Green chillies – finely chopped
Curry leaves
1 stalk
Coriander – finely chopped
1 tbsp
Onions – cut into rings or very thin strips
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
2 pinches
to taste  
3 tbsp
Cumin & mustard seeds
½ tsp

Wash dals together. Drain water.

Heat the ghee in a saucepan and fry the onion till dark brown and crisp.

Drain out with a spoon.

Remove 2 teaspoons. ghee from the saucepan and keep aside. Add ginger and garlic to the rest.

Fry for a minute, add dals and stir for 2-3 minutes.

Add 3 – 3 ½ cups water. Transfer to a cooker container.

Add the turmeric to the dal, and pressure cook till done. (approx.3 whistles)

Cool cooker and remove the dal. Stir gently.

Transfer to serving dish, add chopped coriander and fried onions.

Reheat the ghee kept aside, add seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves.

Pour over dal while spluttering. Stir gently.

Serve hot with steamed rice or parathas.