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Sukhi Dal
1 cup urad/toor/masoor/channa dal (make it any one of the dals)
1 cup onions slices (thin)
1 tbsp. fresh coriander or dill leaves, finely chopped
1" stick cinnamon
2-3 cardamoms
2 cloves
1 bayleaf
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. pepper powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. ghee

Clean, wash, soak dal for 15 minutes. Boil in 5 cups water, adding turmeric and salt. Boil till just soft. Drain water. Heat ghee in a pan. Add all spices, broken coarsely, and cumin seeds. Allow to splutter, add onions. Stirfry till light brown. Add dal, lemon juice, pepper powder and sugar. Stir gently. Take care not to mash up dal too much. Garnish with coriander or dill. Serve hot with rice or paratha along with other dishes.
Making time: 25 minutes (except boiling time)
Makes: 4 servings
Shelflife: Best when served fresh

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last updated on 18-December-2004