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Preparation Time : 30
Cook Time : 20
Total Time : 50
1 cup red lentil (masoor dal), soaked in water for 30 minutes
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. olive oil
1-2 bay leaves
1 onion, sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. garam masala powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
5-6 kaffir leaves
1 tbsp. coriander leaves to garnish
1/4 tsp. red chili flakes to garnish
1 tsp. lime juice or as required
Heat oil and butter in a pan. Fry the onion and garlic till light brown. Add the tomatoes and all the dry spices. Saute for a minute or two.
Add the soaked lentil and stir fry for a minute. Then add 3 cups water and the kaffir lime leaves. Pressure cook for 10 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle.
Set aside to cool down. Discard the lime leaves and the bay leaves. Blend into a puree and adjust water accordingly.
Heat through and serve in individual bowls. Garnish with coriander leaves, chili flakes and a dash of lime. Serve hot as it is or with bread sticks / croutons.
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