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Moong dhuli dal 2 cups
(Yellow split lentils)
A pinch of asafoetida powder
Water 4 cups
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Amchur (dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp
Jeera 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2-3 tbsp
For garnishing
Onion (Finely chopped) 1 small
Tomato (Finely chopped) 1 small
Cilantro (Finely chopped)

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Put pinch of asafoetida powder & then add dal (pre-soaked for 2-3 hrs) & turmeric powder to it. Fry it for 2-3 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and salt to taste. Let it boil for about 20-25 minutes. The cooked dal should be soft & of thick consistency. Transfer dal in a serving bowl. Sprinkle red chilli powder & dry mango powder.

Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Add jeera to it. When jeera starts spluttering pour it over dal.

Garnish it with finely chopped onion, tomato & cilantro(coriander leaves),

Serve it wih hot puffed Puris or chappati either in lunch or breakfast.

(You can also serve dal in individual serving bowls.Sprinkle red chilli powder & amchur powder. Heat oil, add jeera and pour over individual servings).

Note: The good thing about this dal is that you can make it as hot or mild as you want without much effort.