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

6 Responses to Aloo Masoor Dal

  • Kitchen Flavours says:

    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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  • Cynthia says:

    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!

  • Mediterranean Turkish Cook says:

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

  • Noor says:

    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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