She is the owner of one of my favorite food blogs – I have tried so many recipes from that blog, which we have absolutely loved. She is a person for whom, I have very high regards. A great friend who is always ready to help others. Yes, I am referring to Manisha. Probably it is high time I said Thanks to her :).
There are many recipes from her blog, which have become very common at my home. V has a list of dishes which he has been eating for years now. Though he enjoys almost all things I cook, there are only few that go into his list, which he asks for again and again. This is one latest addition to his list. Probably I have cooked this one almost every week after I saw it on Manisha’s blog.
I needed a name for the dish which V would remember easily. So when I tried it first time, I called it Varn – a dish prepared with dal and cumin seeds like this and this(there are some versions which do not have cumin seeds, but I normally follow this combo for varn). Since masoor dal (the red colored dal) cooks very fast, it takes hardly 20mins to cook. I made few changes to the original recipe. Thank you Manisha for this recipe and lot more.
Check out the original recipe.
1 cup masoor dal (red colored, skinned masoor)
2 green chillies
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
A pinch turmeric
1/4 tea spn pepper powder
2 tbl spn lemon juice
2-3 strands coriander leaves
Cook dal with green chillies and turmeric.
Heat ghee and add cumin seeds. When they start popping, add cooked dal, pepper powder and salt. Cook for few minutes and before removing from heat, add lemon juice and mix well. Take off heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.
Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20mins