Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whole masoor dal curry

This is a lovely curry made up of cooked whole masoor dal. Its rich in protiens , vit-B and lots of nutrition. This will be a good option for ones who are under weight watching diet. Its very easy to prepare and needs very less ingredients.

masoor dal - 1.5 cups

onion - 1 large

tomato - 1 medium sized

coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch [1/2 cup chopped]

green chillies - 2 large

ginger - 1 inch

garlic - 2 large cloves

garam masala - 1/2 tsp

chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

cumin[jeera]seeds - 1 tsp

oil - 1 tsp

Salt - as per taste

sugar - 1 tsp


1. Soak the masoor dal in enough water over night. Cook them in pressure cooker until tender.I cooked for 3 whistle .

2. Now take coriander,chillies ,garlic,ginger in a small blender and make a paste out of it adding little bit of water.

3. In a non stick pan add 1 tsp of oil. Just when the oil heats up add the cumin seeds. When the seeds starts to splutters add the finely chopped onions and fry till it turns slightly brown on the edges.

4. Then add the green paste and fry for around 2-3 mins or until the raw smell goes off.

5. Now add the cooked masoor dal and bring this to a boil by mixing everything in the pan.

6. Now add all the masala powder with turmeric powder ,adjust the salt as per taste .

7. Add sugar and simmer and cook for another 8- 10 mins.

8. Serve hot with garnished coriander leaves on the top.It goes well when served with warm roti , poories or even plain rice.

1 comment:

TANMAY said...

What about the tomatoes?