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Arahr Dal
Servings 6

1.5 cup yellow split peas (toor/arahar dal)
8 cup water
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp (powder) coriander seeds
2 Tsp sugar
5 sliced green chili
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp ghee
1 large (chopped finely) onion
3 pods (chopped finely) garlic
2 medium (chopped finely) tomato
2 tbsp (chopped) cilantro
1 Tsp red chili powder
pinch asafoetida (hing)

Wash the dal. In a pressure cooker take four cups of water and add
the dal and one tea spoon turmeric powder, one teaspoon salt.

Bring to boil and when starts steaming, reduce heat and cook for
three minutes. Do not overcook. Allow cooker to cool.

Add, coriander powder, green chilies, sugar and remaining water.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for six to seven minutes.

Heat oil and ghee in a non-stick pan for one minute. Add chopped
onion and garlic and fry till light brown. Add chopped tomato and
cilantro and continue frying for two minutes. Add a pinch of hing
and cook for a few seconds and remove from heat. Add red chili
powder and dal immediately.

Serve hot with nan or steamed rice.


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