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Protein
9.8g / 16%
Carbohydrates
30.9g / 51%
Fats
9g / 33%
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Indian Main Course

Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

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40Min
Easy
This is a rich and creamy dal dish of lentils cooked in creamy, spiced coconut milk. It is a must during special occasions, and is served at the Onam Sadya along with Avial.

Ingredients

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4 Servings
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This dish was made for 4 here

1  Sachet
MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic
1  Cup
Moong Dal
0.5  Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder
5  Cups
Water
0.5  Cup
Coconut
1  Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds
3 
Shallots
4 
Green Chillies
1  Pinch
Salt (To Taste)
1  Tablespoon
Coconut Oil
0.5  Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds
3 
Shallots
2 
Red Chillies
12 
Curry Leaves

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Nutrition Value

Energy
198.22 kcal
Protein
9.85 g
Carbohydrates
30.87 g
Fats
9.01 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

40 Minutes
Step 1
15 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Kerala Dal Curry Recipe
Step 2
8 Min
In a karahi dry roast moong dal for 5 minutes or till light brown. Pressure cook with water and turmeric powder for a minute after first whistle. Kerala Dal Curry Recipe
Step 3
10 Min
Grind the coconut, jeera seeds, shallots and green chillies with some water in to a smooth paste. Mix the ground coconut mixture with cooked moong dal, add MAGGI Masasa-ae-Magic and salt to taste. Stir well, bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Kerala Dal Curry Recipe
Step 4
5 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, splutter mustard seeds, add shallots, red chillies and curry leaves. Sauté until shallots are golden brown. Kerala Dal Curry Recipe
Step 5
2 Min
Add the above seasoning to the above dal mixture, mix well. Serve hot with Kerala Rice. Kerala Dal Curry Recipe
Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

Step 1 of 5

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

Step 2 of 5

In a karahi dry roast moong dal for 5 minutes or till light brown. Pressure cook with water and turmeric powder for a minute after first whistle.

Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

Step 3 of 5

Grind the coconut, jeera seeds, shallots and green chillies with some water in to a smooth paste. Mix the ground coconut mixture with cooked moong dal, add MAGGI Masasa-ae-Magic and salt to taste. Stir well, bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

Step 4 of 5

Heat oil in a karahi, splutter mustard seeds, add shallots, red chillies and curry leaves. Sauté until shallots are golden brown.

Kerala Dal Curry Recipe

Step 5 of 5

Add the above seasoning to the above dal mixture, mix well. Serve hot with Kerala Rice.

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