Friday, March 23, 2012

Mator Dal / Yellow Split Peas Soup

Mator Dal / Yellow Split Peas - 3/4 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chili - 4
Garlic Cloves - 2, finely sliced
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Cilantro - a handful, chopped

Wash and cook mator dal in the pressure cooker/rice cooker with a little turmeric, salt and sufficient water. Mash well with a fork and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. Once they start sizzling, add the sliced garlic and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.

Then add the chopped onion and saute till soft. Then add the chopped tomato and cook till the mixture becomes mushy.

Add the cooked dal and a cup of water. Mix well and check seasoning. Bring it to boil and cook till desired consistency is reached. Garnish with chopped cilantro on top and serve.

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