Friday, September 16, 2016

Masoor matki dal

Masoor Matki or whole red lentils or whole baby masoor dal or sabut masoor dal is very healthy a great source of protein and fiber.They retain their shape when cooked and wonderful in taste.These are tiny lens shaped pulses which have traditionally been used as a meat substitute. Masoor matki can be prepare very easily at home with just few ingredients.Here goes the recipe.Adapted this recipe from chef sanjeev kapoor's kitchen.

  • whole masoor dal or masoor matki 1 cup
  • Tomatoes 2 medium size
  • one small onion chopped
  • Bay leaves 1 to 2
  • Jeera 1/2 tspn
  • Green chillies 2 to 3
  • coriander powder 1 tson
  • Kasuri methi 1/4 tspn
  • Red chillie powder 1 tspn
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tspn
  • Finely chopped or grated ginger 1 tspn
  • chopped coriander leaves 1 to 2 tbspns
  • salt to taste.
  • oil 2 tbspns
  • Soak whole masoor dal or masoor matki for 30 mins and pressure cook upto 3 whistles.Then keep  aside.( you can add 2 cups of water ,add grated ginger little bit)
  • Heat oil in a pan when it is hot add jeera,bay leaves,green chillies,  grated ginger.Fry little bit,add chopped onions fry few more min till onions turn little brown.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes let it cook few mins until tomatoes turn soft
  • Now add garam masala powder,daniya powder and red chilli  powder,kasuri methi powder.
  • Add cooked masoor dal to the pan mix it add 1/2 cup of water and salt let it cook 10 more mins.Adjust water as per your taste.
  • sprinkle coriander leaves on top and serve hot with rice or roti.