Sri Lankan Dal Recipe

Srilankan Dal Recipe is a creamy rich spicy dal made with split masoor dal. The dal is just flavored with two very strong ingredients and still feels flavorful. The pound fenugreek seeds and whole peppercorns lifts the flavor of the dal, what make it more rich and comforting is the addition of coconut milk into the dal. The dish is made in a pressure cooker, making it a one pot.  Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Onion, Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds), Whole Black Peppercorns, Red Chilli flakes, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coconut milk, Salt   2 cups Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) , soaked for 30 minutes 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1 Onion , chopped 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds) 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 cup Coconut milk Salt , to taste     5   25     To begin making the Srilankan Dal Recipe, we will pound the fenugreek seeds and whole black pepper corns coarsely.Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add cinnamon stick and pound fenugreek seeds and whole black pepper corns into the hot oil and fry till they sizzle for few seconds.Add curry leaves and mustard seeds as well and allow it to crackle, once done add onions and saute till they soften.After few minutes, add in dry red chilli flakes, coconut milk, soaked toor dal and a cup of water, salt to taste and pressure cook for around 4 whistle.Serve the Srilankan Dal Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Cabbage Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander by the side.