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Sabut Masoor Dal

Sabut Masoor Dal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 480

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 505

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 cup whole masoor dal with skin, soaked overnight

  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped

  • 2 green chilies

  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds

  • 1

  • 3 green cardamoms

  • 6 cloves

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 tsp. tomato paste

  • 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1 tsp. kasuri methi, crushed

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook the dal in 2 cups water along with 1 tsp. oil, turmeric powder, green chilies and ginger for 10 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle.

  • 02

    Heat remaining oil in a pan and temper with cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Saute for a few seconds and add the onion and fry till light brown.

  • 03

    Add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and all the remaining dry spices (except salt) mixed with a little water. Fry till the oil separates.

  • 04

    Now add the tomatoes and continue to fry till it is mashed. Pour over the boiled dal, salt and 1 cup water. Adjust water according to the consistency required.

  • 05

    Simmer on a low flame for 2-3 minutes. Simultaneously keep mashing the dal with the back of the ladle.

  • 06

    When done, add the kasuri methi and lime juice. Mix well and keep it covered for 4-5 minutes. Then garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapattis.

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