June 24, 2013

Capsicum Dal

Masoor Dal - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 200 gms
Onion - 1
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder  - 1 tsp
Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp (grated)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -  few
Lemon Juice -1 tsp


  • Wash and cook masoor dal till tender and soft.
  • Cut capsicum into thin slices. Chop onions finely.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add onions and capsicum and fry till they are soft. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder, grated coconut. Fry them for 1 minute.
  • Add cooked dal and cook for 5 minutes or till it becomes little thick.
  • Remove from fire and add lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.

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