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Kottu (Sri Lankan Dal)


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Refreshing lemon, soothing coconut milk, and an assortment of spices are cooked together with masoor dal for a delicious bowl of kootu. An authentic Sri Lankan recipe, it is a must try and makes a great variation of an everyday dal. Bring Lanka to your dining table!

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Serves 4.
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the masoor dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder, salt and 2½ cups of water till done.
  3. Whisk well till the dal is mashed and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and chilli powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cooked dal and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the coconut milk and salt and ½ cup of water and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fire and add the lemon juice. Mix well and serve hot.
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Vinita_RajSeptember 13, 2012

Masoor dal cooked with coconut milk makes a lovely dal. My 10 year daughter had 3 cups of this dal.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012by Vinita_Raj

Masoor dal cooked with coconut milk makes a lovely dal. My 10 year daughter had 3 cups of this dal.

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