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Tarka Dhal

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Masoor Dal – 1/2 cup
Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
Water – 2 1/2 cups
Fresh Root Ginger – 1 tsp, grated
Garlic – 1 tsp, crushed
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp, ground
Fresh Green Chillies – 2, chopped
Salt – 1 1/2 tsp

For the Tarka
Oil – 2 tblsp
Onion – 1, sliced
Mustard Seeds and Onion Seeds – 1/4 tsp, mixed
Dried Red Chillies – 4
Tomato – 1, sliced

For the Garnish
Fresh Coriander – 1 tblsp, chopped
Fresh Green Chillies – 1 or 2, seeded and sliced
Fresh Mint – 1 tblsp, chopped

1. Boil all the masoor dal and moong dal in the water with the ginger and garlic, turmeric and chopped green chillies for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
2. Mash the mixture with a fork until it has the consistency of a creamy soup.
3. If the lentil mixture looks too dry, add a little more water. Season with the salt.
4. To prepare the tarka, heat the oil in a heavy pan and fry the onion with the mustard and onion seeds, dried red chillies and tomato for 2 minutes.
5. Spoon the mashed lentils into a serving dish and pour the tarka over.
6. Garnish with fresh coriander, green chillies and mint and serve immediately.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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