Friday, 28 October 2011

Whole masoor daal fry

Know waht u eat: You can get this whole masoor dal in any grocery shops The lentil was probably one of the first plants ever to be domesticated by humans.The awesome thing is that they are rich in proteins and vegetarians dont need to worry too much if they just eat their dals.
When we visited to my friend's place one month back, She made this dal for lunch. We (me & my husband)  both had never tasted masoor dal before, but had no choice then. But the moment we tasted this we both knew that it is definitely a keeper. It had  a unique taste. I got the recipe from her immediately. This is a very simple and easy recipe that goes very well with plain  rice, roti etc., . I make this curry regularly as it is tasty, healthy and also very appetizing…..
Please remember these seeds take longer to cook because they are is very healthy delicious & easy to make...Alright, lets get started without much ado.

For the daal You need :
1cup of  whole masoor dal
1 large onion roughly chopped
1 large tomato roughly chopped
2-3 crushed garlic
handful of curry leaves
hing a pinch
1tsp chilly powder
1/2  tsp. each cumin/ coriander powder
1 tsp Panch phutan ( Mix of big saunf s, cumin , nigella, mustard & methi seeds  )
salt to taste
½ tsp haldi
kasturi methi dried- 1tblsp
lemon juice- 1tblsp
chopped  green chillies- 1tblsp
1  tsp. garam masala/ goda masala
finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
butter-1 tblsp

Soak the dal for about 3-4 hours.
Pressure cook the dal by using onion, chopped tomtoes ,salt & water .Usually it takes about 15-20 minutes in a pressure cooker. Let the pressure whistle blow about 3-4 times on medium to high heat.switch off the flame & keep aside.
Heat oil. Add hing & Panch futan.

When they starts crackling add the curry leaves, crushed garlic cloves & chopped chillies.
Saute them till the garlics turns to golden brown in colour.
Add haldi, cumin & coriander powder.Now add the dal, mix properly. put goda masala and chilly powder to it .

then add dried kasturi methi powder to it.

Stir and cook for another 5-7 minutes.

Add lemon juice & butter & switch off the flame .

The dal is now ready .
As a finishing touch add the chopped coriander. Serve Hot with Roti/ rice.

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