Mirchi-Daal Recipe

Mirchi-Daal is a spicy and flavorful lentil dish made with split yellow lentils and green chilies. It is a popular dish in Indian cuisine, known for its fiery taste and comforting texture. The lentils are cooked until soft and then tempered with aromatic spices like cumin, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. The addition of green chilies adds a spicy kick to the dish, making it perfect for those who enjoy bold flavors. Mirchi-Daal is typically served with rice or roti and can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish.

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Ingredients for Mirchi-Daal Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Split Yellow Lentils
  • 1.25 En Chilies, Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • as required A Handful Of Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • as per your need Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Mirchi-daal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse the split yellow lentils thoroughly and soak them in water for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked lentils, water, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook for 4-5 whistles or until the lentils are soft and mushy.
  • STEP 3.In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped green chilies and sauté for a minute.
  • STEP 5.Pour the cooked lentils into the pan and mix well with the tempering.
  • STEP 6.Simmer the dal for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
  • STEP 7.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the lentils helps in reducing the cooking time.
  • Adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your spice preference.
  • You can add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a dollop of ghee or butter before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Mirchi-Daal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dal on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice, jeera rice, or roti for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
333
calories per serving
14 g Fat15 g Protein34 g Carbs14 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    14g
  • Protein
    15g
  • Carbs
    34g
  • Fiber
    14g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    34g
  • Protein
    15g
  • Fiber
    14g

Fats

  • Fat
    14g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    96mg
  • Iron
    6mg
  • Vitamin A
    1798mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    125mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    45mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    150mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    252mg
  • Selenium
    16mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp