Masala Masoor


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Masala Masoor, cooked with onions, perked up with tomatoes, and spiced with a pungent masala paste, masoor transforms into a sumptuous accompaniment that goes with any main course be it rice, roti or puri!

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This is one lip-smacking dal for sure! Cooked with onions, perked up with tomatoes, and spiced with a pungent masala paste, masoor transforms into a sumptuous accompaniment that goes with any main course be it rice , rotis or puri !

Masala Masoor is perfect for parties and special events, when serving simple dals will not be appropriate, or on days when you have time to make just one accompaniment but would like it to be a tad extraordinary so the absence of more dishes is not felt.

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Masala Masoor recipe - How to make Masala Masoor

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
3/4 cup masoor (whole red lentil) , soaked overnight and drained
7 to 8 small sized white onions , peeled
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
25 of ginger (adrak)
1/4 cup water

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
  1. Combine the masoor, white onions, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  4. Add the prepared ground paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the tomatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked masoor dal – onion mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Accompaniments

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Jeera Rice, Quick Jeera Rice Recipe 
Papaya, Cabbage and Bean Sprouts Salad 
Potato Salad ( Cooking with Kids ) 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy147 cal
Protein7.9 g
Carbohydrates19.7 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A184.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31 mg
Vitamin C6.3 mg
Folic Acid17.4 mcg
Calcium34.7 mg
Iron2.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2.9 mg
Potassium40.2 mg
Zinc1 mg

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Masala Masoor
5
 on 10 Jun 17 02:28 PM


Made it yesterday, very tasty & heathy... My family loved it. keep uploading this type of healthy recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Really happy to hear that Nisha. Do keep trying more an more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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10 Jun 17 05:18 PM
Masala Masoor
5
 on 02 Apr 13 11:19 PM


The masoor pressure cooked with the onions lend a special flavour to the dal besides the masalas.
Masala Masoor
5
 on 05 Jan 13 10:01 AM


You can't go wrong with this recipe. Masoor tastes so rich when cooked in this way.