Lasan Dal

1/2 cup yellow moong dal1/4 cup masoor dal1/4 cup toor dal3-4 flakes garlic crushed1" piece ginger crushed or grated4 green chillies finely chopped1 stalk curry leaves1 tbsp. coriander finely chopped2 onions cut into rings or very thin strips1/4 tsp. turmeric powder2 pinches asafoetidasalt to taste3 tbsp. ghee1/2 tsp. each cumin & mustard seeds
Wash dals together. Drain water.Heat the ghee in a saucepan and fry the onion till dark brown and crisp. Drain out with a spoon.Remove 2 tsps. ghee from the saucepan and keep aside. Add ginger and garlic to the rest.Fry for a minute, add dals and stir for 2-3 minutes.Add 3-3 1/2 cups water. Transfer to a cooker container.Add the turmeric to the dal, and pressure cook till done. (approx.3 whistles)Cool cooker and remove the dal. Stir gently.Transfer to serving dish, add chopped coriander and fried onions.Reheat the ghee kept aside, add seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves.Pour over dal while spluttering. Stir gently.Serve hot with steamed rice or parathas.


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