Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daal Tadka In Microwave- Red Split Lentils In Microwave

Daal Tadka In Microwave-Believe me is very simple and quick . No need to wait for pressure cooker to release whistles or have another pan for tempering. Cook daal in microwave its awesome. Do try!!

2 cups masoor dal /split red lentil)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds /rai / sarson
1/2 tsp cumin seeds /jeera
a pinch of asafoetida /hing
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder /haldi
1 tsp coriander/ dhania powder
salt to taste
Red Chiili powder- ½ tbsp
Lemon juice -1 tbsp
oil -8 tbsp

Clean, wash and soak the dal in enough water for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
Put the 4tbsp of oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 15 seconds.
Add the onions and green chillies and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Add the ginger and garlic paste and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Add the soaked dal, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt along with 4 cups water, cover and microwave on high for 20-25 minutes, while stirring every 3 minutes in between.Mix in it lime juice.
Take another small microwave safe bowl and add remaining 4 tbsp of oil and heat for 2 minute. In the hot oil add the asafoetida, cumin, red chilli powder and saute for 2 seconds
Pour this tempering on the cooked dal and mix well.
Eat piping hot with bread or rice.


  1. daal looks very tempting, cant believe its made in microwave

  2. picture is very nice. red and black combo

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