Lemon Dhal is another variety of dal which goes well with Chapti/Roti/Rice.

Lemon Dhal

Moong dal1/2 Cup
Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon
Green chilli2
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
SaltTo Taste
Sambar powder1/2 teaspoon
Corainder leavesfew
Oil1 1/2 tablespoon

For Grinding:
Grated Coconut1 1/2 tablespoon
Poppy seeds(Kasa kasa)1/2 teaspoon
Fennel(Sombu)1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon1/2 inch piece

  • Squeeze the lemon and extract the juice and keep it aside.
  • Clean the dal and pressure cook it with ginger and turmeric powder. Smash the dal to a nice paste after it is cooked in cooker.
  • Pressure cook Potato and peel the skin and slice it to smaller pieces after it is cooked
  • Finely chop the onions and keep it aside
  • Finely chop the tomatoes and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add poppy seeds, fennel, cinnamon, cloves and fry for a minute and add it to a mixer along with grated coconut
  • Finely grind the ingredients in the mixer to a nice paste
  • add when the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add chopped green chilli, curry leaves and onion and fry till the onion becomes transparent
  • When the onion is cooked, add chopped tomatoes and when the tomatoes are cooked completely, add potatoes, smashed dal, ground masala paste, salt, sambar powder and mix well
  • Add necessary water to make it to dal consistency
  • When the dal starts to boil, remove from flame and add coriander leaves and lemon juice and stir well
  • The delicious lemon dal is ready to serve with Chapti/Roti/Veg pulo.

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  1. very good site...Thanks for posting this Maami

  2. when do u add the potatoe

  3. Hi

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake i did of not including potato. I have corrected the recipe.

  4. Does one need to heat oil for 2 stages in the recipe? I am confused.