Friday, May 2, 2008

Masoor Usal


1 cup sabut masoor (lentils)
1 medium onion - chopped
1 tomato - chopped
6 cloves garlic - chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon dhania jeera powder
a pinch of turmeric
1 teaspoon kashimiri chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil


wash and soak the massor for atleat 3 hours. In a karahi, add the oil. When it gets hot, add the mustard. Once the mustard starts to splutter, add the cumin. Immediately add the garlic and the onions. Fry till the onions are transparent. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, dhania jeera powder, garam masala powder and the tomatoes and mix well. To this mixture add the soaked masoor and 3 cups of water. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Check if the lentils are cooked. If the are not cooked - then cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with rice, rotis or even bread.


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Sangeeta said...

U know how i make this.. just fry some onions, add ginger garlic paste and some store brought mutton masala powder. then add the masoor and pressure cook. LOL can u tell I'm lazy. Will try this way though.

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