Toor daal- 1cup
Moong dal ½ cup
Red tomatoes- 2 chopped
Green chillies- 2 roughly chopped
Garlic cloves- 8-10
2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing
1tblsp ghee/ butter
Whole red chillies- 2-3
Salt as per the taste
½ tsp red chilly powder
Chopped coriander leaves a handful
Soak the daals for 1 hour. Boil soaked toor daal & moong dal . when u soak the daal don’t throw the water use it foor cook the daal. Add water to the daal.
When you boil the daal u will see the white impurities will comes up , remove this with the help of spoon..then add red tomatoes chopped , green chilly roughly chopped, ½ tsp of turmeric, salt as per taste in to the lentils.cover the daal & let the daal boiled for around 20-25 min until the daal becomes completly mashed & soft.keep string in between.
Always keep in mind that u should cover & cook the dal.yuaaahhh..save energy..hehhe..:P
Then chop the garlic cloves ...1st mash the garlics with the back of your knife thats the easier way....then chop it.. garlics are now ready for the daal.....
Now we need to temper the dal. For the daal I always prefer tempering with ghee. As ghee gives a nice flavour to the daal..If ghee is not available u can add butter...If u want to avoid butter then go ahead with oil.....
Okay..Now heat a pan. Add 1 tblsp ghee. When ghee becomes hot add hing ..cook the hing. Add 2tsp of cumin seeds. When it splutters add the whole chillies & then add the choppd garlic cloves . Let the garlic turns to brown.stir it.To this add the red chilly powder.
Now immediately take out 2 laddle ful dal from the boiled dal & add to the tempering first.mix it up nicely & add this back to the boiled lentils.
Now mix this properly.. If your daal is too thick.You can add luke warm water to the daal to bring the correct constitency. Let it boil for 1-2 min & add lots of fresh chopped coriander leaves to the daal. So the dal is ready.
Serve hot with roti/ jeera rice/ pulav......