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Lemon Urad Dal

From the kitchen of Khazana bag of dal.


  • 1 cup dehusked urad dal
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium tomato (optional)
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • handful dried curry leaves (have left out)
  • 2 green chilis (seeded and minced)
  • ¼ tsp asofoetida


  1. Rinse dal. Saute onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add water and turmeric and bring to boil. Add dal. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add tomato and simmer for another 40-60 minutes or until dal is soft.
  4. Add lemon juice and salt. simmer for a few more minutes.
  5. In a small frying pan, heat oil over medium and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and fry unitl the begin to sputter and pop. Add chilis, curry and asafetida. Stir a few times and add to curry.
  6. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir serve with rice or bread.

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