Friday, February 4, 2011

Mash Ki Daal ( White Lentils )

Mash Ki Daal or White Lentils ... simple, easy to make, light & healthy meal!

Mash Ki Daal ( White Lentils )
* Prep. Time : 10 minutes
* Cook Time : 30 - 40 minutes
* Serves : 2

125 gm. Mash ki daal / white lentils
1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
6 Whole dried red chilies
5 - 6 whole black pepper
3 - 4 cloves
1 large cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick
Pinch of kalonji
1 tsp ginger & garlic paste

Baghar ( Tempering ) :
1/4 cup oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp. cumin seeds
4-5 small green chilies, finely sliced
2 tbs. fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp ginger, cut in very thin slices

Wash & soak the daal in water for about 30 minutes.
Drain  the soaked daal, add in a saucepan with ( 1 - 1 1/2 cup ) of water, salt, red chilies, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, kalonji and ginger & garlic paste.
Cook this partially covered on low heat for about half an hour.
Remove from heat, when the water has evaporated and the daal is soft, but not mushy ( Make sure that the daal retains its shape ).

Baghar ( Tempering ) :
Heat oil in a frying pan, add the sliced onion.
Fry the onion stirring continuously until light browned.
Add cumin seeds and remove from heat.
Transfer cooked daal to a serving bowl.
Garnish with green chillies, ginger and mint.
Pour the baghar / tarka over the daal.
Serve with Roti / Chapati, sliced onions, lemon wedges  & pickles.

Sending this post to the Umm Mymoonah event Any One Can Cook : Series 14

Also it goes to My Legume Love Affair:32, an event by Susan and this month hosted by Sandhya

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!!


  1. healthy lentils...nice clicks.....u have an award waiting in my kitchen..plz collect it

  2. What a cute presentation of this dal preparation :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Very comforting dish'...healthy and fulfilling one:)

  4. looks very yummy and east 2 make too..........

  5. Thank you so much Savitha for passing me an award. So nice of you :)

    Thanks Deepa, Malar, Cook from doha & Akeela for the visit and your lovely comments.

  6. Colorful and healthy dal looks so inviting...

  7. Hi Ambreen, New to ur blog..What a fulfilling dish..Perfect for brunch.. AM so glad folling u dear..Plz visit my space when u find time.

  8. Thank you Divya, Treat & Trick for stopping by & your nice words.

    Thanks Shanavi for your nice words & welcome to my kitchen. Will surely visit yours :)

  9. This is something very different, healthy and yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  10. Thank you so much Ayeesha. Glad you like this recipe :)

  11. Interesting recipe! :) Never bought this daal!

  12. Thank you Mahi. I am going to post few more recipes using this daal :)

  13. Delectable Dal :)
    Thank you for ur entry to MLLA 32 !!

  14. Sandhya ... Thank you for stopping by and for your nice words about my recipe :)


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