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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lentil soup with Tomato (ডাল টমেটো)

  1. Masoor Dal (lentil) - 1 Cups
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 ts
  3. Salt - 1& 1/2 ts
  4. Tomato - 1 medium size (cut in 4 pieces)
  5. Whole red Chili - 3 pieces
  6. Panch-phoron (bengali 5 spice) - 1 ts
  7. Chopped Garlic - 2 Tbs
  8. Chopped Onion - 1/2 cup
  9. Chopped coriander - 1 Tbs
  10. Oil - 4 Tbs
  1. Soak the dal in water for around half and hour and then wash it well.
  2. Take dal in a medium size saucepan, add around 2 Cups of water and put it on the burner in a medium high heat to boil.
  3. Boil it until your dal become tender enough to break it down with a whisk(it may take 20- 25 minutes).
  4. Add the turmeric powder and salt in the dal and whisk it to make a coarse mixture. then add around 2 and half cups of warm water and the cut tomato in the mixture and make a boil.
  5. Now heat the oil in another pan. Add Panch- Phoron and whole red chili to the oil and fry for them for 4-5 seconds. Then add the chopped Garlic and fry it for another 3-4 seconds and finally add the chopped onion and fry them until the onion become soft and light brown in color (Tips: it is important to add the spices separately in oil, not all at the same time because this gives the nice aroma of each spice in your dal ).
  6. Then carefully pour the hot oil with fried spice in the the liquid dal and make the dal another boil for around 2-3 minutes, spread the chopped coriander on the top of dal. Now your dal is ready to serve.

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