Capsicum( Bell Pepper) Dhal( Paruppu/Pappu)
Dhal - 3/4 cup (can use toor dhal or masoor dhal)
Onion - 1 medium chopped fine
Capsicum - 1 big chopped into thin stripes
Garlic - 3 flakes sliced thinly
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp
Lemon/lime juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped - for garnishing
Mustard seeds/ urad dhal and cumin seeds - very little of each
A simple dhal with capsicum. Goes well with rice and or chapathi.
I like masoor dhal a lot so have used masoor dhal. Wash and cook dhal till soft. Keep it aside. If using toor dhal then cook in a pressure cooker for 2 - 3 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and cumin. Wait for few seconds and add chopped onion and fry till light brown. Next add sliced garlic and fry for another 2 - 3 minutes. Next add capsicum slices. Fry well for another 3 - 4 mts. Add all the powder and mix once. Immediately add the cooked dhal along with salt. Add water if needed according to thickness needed and cook till it comes up to a boil. Reduce flame and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove and add lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.