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Carrot Dal ~ No Onion-No Garlic

Course Vegeterian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 to mato
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • For tempering:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • One sprig curry leaves


  • Peel the carrots, and cut them into thin roundrels. If you are really in a mood, then grate them! ;) Chop the tomato.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the carrots and tomato and saute till the carrots look slightly wilty. Add in the dal, green chilli, salt and enough water and cook till the dal is done.
  • Roast the powders lightly till fragrant and add into the dal. Mix well and cook on simmer for five minutes. Switch off.
  • Heat oil for tempering, splutter the mustard. Briefly fry the curry leaves and dump into the dal. Dig in with some chapathis or plain rice!