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Moong Dal Masiyal
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Toor Dal Masiyal

Masiyal is flavoured dal/lentils. It is sambhar without tamarind. Masiyal is generally prepared with moong dal(payatham parupu). However, toor dal masiyal is tastier.


1/2 cup toor dal or moong dal
2 tomatoes
1/4 capsicum (bell pepper)
2 green chillies slit long
1.5 tsp sambhar podi/ Kozhambu podi
1 tsp methi seeds
1/2 carrot (optional)
mustard seeds 1 tsp
2 tsp oil
salt, hing 4 dashes, turmeric 1/4 tsp
1 lemon
coriander leaves

Pressure cook dal, carrot, bell pepper, chillies, 1 tomato, sambhar powder, methi seeds, hing, turmeric. Mash the cooked dal mixture.
Splutter mustard seeds in oil. Add 1 chopped tomato. Let it cook. Add the cooked dal mixture. Add salt. Simmer till thick. Remove from flame. Add the juice of 1 lime after 10 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note: Methi seeds do not taste bitter when pressure cooked.


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