Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Mangalorean Daaliso Saar/ Lentil Soup

This is my MIL's recipe for a tasty, simple and traditional Mangalorean Daaliso saar(lentil soup). This saar is an excellent companion to plain rice, fried fish and pickle. Thanks to Bindhiya my sil for teaching me how to make it.
Ingredients:
Tur dal: 1/2 cup
Onion slices: 1
Tomatoes chopped: 2 small
Green Chillies slit: 3
Ginger-garlic paste: 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves: handful
Tumeric powder: Pinch
Hing: Pinch
Salt : to taste
Water: 2 cups
For Tadka:
Coconut oil: 1tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Dried red chilli crushed: 1 no.
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Curry leaves: 1sprig
Method:
1. Wash dal well and put all ingredients for dal in a pressure cooker, close lid and cook under pressure on medium flame for 2-3 whistles.
2. Wait till pressure drops before opening cooker. Stir dal well and add more hot water to dal to thin it down if desired.
3. For tadka heat coconut/ vegetable oil in a large vessel, when smoking hot add mustard seeds, when it splutters add broken red chilli, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Add hot dal to tadka. Taste for seasoning.
Yummy daaliso saar is ready. Serve hot with rice, fried fish and pickle.

4 comments:

aneesha said...

great recipe! tried it and it's almost as good as my mums. only thing is that on a medium heat my pressure cooker just refuses to whistle. So I increased it to high. It still turned out great, but is there a particular reason why you have to cook it on medium? and why isn't my pressure cooker whistling on medium? :(

CaySera said...

Hi Aneesha,
Thankyou so much for visiting and am so glad you enjoyed the daalisosaar.

Maybe each cooker works differently?? As long as the daal is softened and cooked, you should be alright dear :)

Anson D'souza said...

Hi Daaliso Saar turned out amazing.this is one of my favourite daal..

Anson D'souza said...

Hi Daaliso Saar turned out amazing... This is the perfect recipe which I was looking for.
Thank You So much