For the Dal
For the Tempering – choose any 3 – 5 of the following ingredients
Cook the lentils of your choice until they are well done and blend in a blender until smooth in consistency. In a separate pot, temper with your choice of the following – 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 – 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick, curry leaves, a red chilli and asafoetida.
Add your choice of chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cook a little. Add the liquid lentils, salt to taste and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Bring to boil. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander. Serve hot on its own or with whole rice.