Masur Dal (Lentils)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 cup dal -- (moong - yellow, or masur - pink)
3 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 cloves garlic
1 piece ginger
1 small onion
2 tablespoons ghee -- (can be replaced by butter), up to 3
1 teaspoon cumin seed

Preparation / Directions:

Wash the dal and drain it. Boil water and add the dal, salt, pepper, turmeric, finely chopped ginger, and garlic. Cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes. When done, heat the ghee, add the cumin and fry until golden brown. Add thinly sliced onions. Fry until crisp and brown. You may add paprika and finely chopped tomatoes to the above for color (Pour over the dal and serve).

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