Dal Chenchki: Red Lentils with Pearl Onion

Dal Chenchki: Red Lentils with Pearl Onion

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup red lentils/masoor dal
  • 1.5 cups pearl onions  OR 1/2 cup  chopped onion 1.5 cups pearl onions  OR 1/2 cup  chopped onion OR 1/2 cup  chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil + 1 tablespoon pure virgin mustard oil or ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon nigella/kalonji/kalo jeera
  • 4 hot green chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional – used for the perfect balance of taste and will not make the soup sweet)
  • salt to taste
  • 1  small tomato, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • fresh cilantro/coriander to garnish
  • fresh lime/lemon juice before serving
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