Indian lentil soup or Dal Fry is a basic everyday comfort food made in every Indian household. What makes this special is the amazing eye capture photography and the lovely post shared by a dear friend – Janani Rakesh Kumar.
An ace photographer, doting mother and a caring friend is whom I am gonna introduce today. She is the author, photographer and blogger behind the blog Skillet 2 Plate.. Her love and passion for food photography is evident through her pictures. You must check out her Insta page for jaw dropping images.
I fell in love with the simplicity of her Tadka image from her post Pongal, sent her a message, pestered her with photography doubts and since then there is no looking back. We are good friends sharing personal to professional chats. Today on #bloggerslove meet Janani do visit her page; Skillet2Plate and check out her amazing food blog and fall in love with the mesmerising images.
And this is what she has to say about the post today..
I met Sushma just a few months back through FB chat. She is a beautiful mother, passionate blogger and an awesome friend! Her recipes rock and I love the way she creates it. Especially her baking recipes are to be bookmarked for a complete fail proof step by step instruction. Thank you, soo much Sushma for having me over here❤
Indian Lentil Soup / Dal Fry – lentils cooked till mushy with ginger and garlic and tempered with a tadka of ghee flavored with cumin, curry leaves, and dry red chili and served over rice with extra ghee!! This is what it means by comfort food!! This is my all time comfort food and I bet everyone will agree with me!! I just love having it with either chicken or potato fry and rice!!! Just yummm?
Guys, this Indian Lentil Soup recipe is just very simple. I’ve used moong dal but feel free to mix up the tuvar dal or Chana dal. I’ve used pearl onions here as I love using them in my recipes but again it’s totally optional. You can just chop up regular onion and use them. But make sure you use pure ghee for the seasoning or tadka as it brings out the flavor and taste of the dal fry. And yes not to mention garlic is a must! Sooo simple comforting and yet soo satisfying with either rice or roti!!
Here goes the recipe of this awesome dal!
A comfort indian delicacy where the lentils are cooked till mushy and then tempered to bring out all the flavours.
- 1 cup Moong Dal
- 10 nos Pearl onion
- 2 Tomatoes, chopped (optional)
- 3-4 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Ginger, minced
- few nos Curry leaves
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 2-3 nos Dry red chillies
- 2 tbsp Ghee/Clarified butter
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilli powder
- salt to taste
- a pinch turmeric powder
- coriander leaves to garnish
Pressure cook the moong dal with turmeric, salt, ginger, and garlic till it's done.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves. Once they splutter add the onions sauté well.
Then the tomatoes with red chili powder and salt. Let it cook it till it starts leaving oil.
Now add the cooked moong dal and mix well.
Bring it to a boil, check for salt and garnish with lots of coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or roti with extra ghee
Thank you Janani for sharing your wonderful recipe with us.
Please feel free to tag Janani; I have shared her Insta page at the beginning of the page.