Recipe to prepare "Methi Masoor ki Dal":
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3-4 black pepper corns
2 clove buds
1 small piece cinnamon
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch asafoetida
8-10 curry leaves
2-3 green chillies, chopped
1 bulblet onion, finely sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, freshly grated
1/2 inch ginger, freshly grated
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
200 gms split and skinless red lentil, soaked in water
1/2 cup chopped raw mango
1 bowl fenugreek leaves
1 glass water
1/2 tsp garam masala
Heat oil in a pan.
Add in black pepper, clove and cinnamon; saute well.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies; mix well.
Add onion and saute until transparent.
Add garlic and ginger; saute for a little while.
Add tomatoes and mix well.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder; mix well.
Add salt; stir and cook until tomatoes turn soft.
Add soaked lentil and stir well for 1-2 minutes.
Add raw mango and mix it.
Add fenugreek leaves and mix again.
Turn the flame low, and cover the pan to let it cook for around 2 minutes.
Uncover and stir once. Add water and mix well.
Add garam masala and mix once.
Cover again for around 2 minutes to let it cook.
Uncover and stir once.
Methi Masoor ki Dal is ready to serve.
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