Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spicy Whole Masoor

1 cup whole masoor
1 tsp GG paste
2 green chillies
1 large onion chopped fine
1 tomato, chopped fine
Turmeric, chilli, jeera, dhania powders
Garam masala powder
2 tbsp curd
Salt
Oil
Chopped coriander leaves

Pressure cook the washed whole masoor with turmeric till soft.
Heat oil in a kadai and chuck in the green chillies. Add the chopped onion and fry well for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomato and the GG paste and fry further for another 2 minutes. Stir well. Add the powdered spices and mix well. Add the curd and mix it well. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour in the cooked masoor and stir. Add salt. Let it come to a boil adding a little water if required. Let it boil well. Sprinkle the chopped coriander and serve with rotis/parathas/bread or even rice.
You can add a tablespoon of pure ghee to the pot at the end. It gives the entire dish a wonderful aroma and flavour.
You can also add small cubes of potatoes to the masoor while pressure cooking it.

3 comments:

Dr. Preeti Sharma said...

Hi Rhea, I have limited talents in the kitchen. I recently came across a recipe for masoor dal (courtsey Nandita's blog)which you had made for her and which she says is fantatic. Am going to try it real soon and I hope this is one recipe I dont mess up :)

Rhea Mitra Dalal said...

Cooking is pretty easy Preeti if you don't let it scare you :)
Cook with confidence, the results will be good!!
I hope you enjoy the Dhansak daal :)

Nandita said...

Hey Rhea,
I am going to add your blog feed to the Taste of India blog post aggregator, that way anytime you post something new, it will show up on the common blog that displays new posts from all food bloggers :) so that all the girls can be updated on your super recipes :)

I see my friend Preeti has landed here...you have met her on Sumanth's Bday!