Aloo Masoor Dal

A filling side dish for all lovers of Indian cuisine. Filled with potatoes and lentils this not only a beautiful presentation but also a filling one. 1/2 cup red lentils, picked over for stones 2 tablespoons corn oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 small onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon ginger, ground 1 green chili, diced seeds removed 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons cumin, ground 1 teaspoon coriander, ground 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoons cilantro, fresh and chopped 1. In a small bowl, add lentils cleaning several times until water runs clear. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water, bring to boil and add lentils. Reduce to simmer, cover and allow cooking 10 minutes. In a sauté pan on medium heat add oil, add cumin seeds allow to cook 1 minute then add onion and chilies, cook 8 minutes. 2. Add potatoes to sauté pan. Add salt, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and cilantro, stir well. Allow to cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 10 minutes. Meanwhile with a hand blender puree lentils and their water. Add lentils to sauté pan, mix. Sauté on low 2 minutes. Yields: 4 servings


  1. Kitchen Flavours2/27/2009

    Masoor Dal is my favourite as it takes less time to cook. Cooking in combo with any veggie is new to me. Looks yum. Love the lemon deco.

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  3. Cynthia3/05/2009

    Though the ingredients are not new to me, the way you have combined the two are very new to me and I love the idea! This would be great with rice or roti. Yum yum!

  4. Mediterranean Turkish Cook3/05/2009

    The combination of all these spices give such a wonderful aroma to dals. I will mark this recipe for trying sometime.

  5. meeso3/07/2009

    Looks warm and tasty!!!

  6. Noor3/15/2009

    Oh yes you all this dish was so amazing, I am sure you would love it. Let me know if you try it.


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