Indian-style fried lentils
- 1 cup red masoor dal (red lentils)
- ½ cup sliced onions
- ½ cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp aniseed
- a pinch of asafoetida powder
- salt, to taste
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- fresh chopped coriander leaves for garnish
- 2 tbsp ghee
- water, as needed
- Boil lentils in about 1 – 2 cups of water till they become soft. Add more water as required.
- Heat ghee in a pan and add asafoetida, cumin and aniseeds. When they start to sizzle, add in the sliced onions and fry till slightly brown.
- Add salt, chili powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes till tomatoes dry up.
- Add the boiled dal alongwith a little water, depending on consistency desired and let come to a boil.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
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