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Whole Masoor Dal recipe, Sabut Masoor Dal or the whole red lentils in English is a highly nutritious and tasty dish that would go well with any kind of Indian Bread or Rice. Rich in fiber and protein, this dish is surely tasty and healthy. (Masalabox)
With so many variety of dal preparations made throughout India, it will be hard to count the number of varieties prepared or the kinds that exist in different regions. Dal is such a generic term, that if I am to say, I made dal today, the other person would be imagining some other dal variety in mind.
The whole masoor dal recipe or the sabut masoor dal recipe is rich is fiber as we are using the whole dal here as against the split variety. Low in fat and calories, and high on protein this dal should not be missed by the diet watchers too. A perfect and delicious dish when you are counting your calories unlike moi!
I prefer to soak it overnight. But when short on time, I just soak it for couple of hours for perfect results. And if I do not have that much time too, I directly cook it in the pressure cooker for double the time with perfect results. As dal, roti or rice are such a staple diet at my home, I love to make different varieties every time. And this whole masoor dal recipe or the sabut masoor dal recipe certainly tops the list in health department. But, just in case, you are trying to fattening your kids, as against reducing your waistline, (as is the scene in my home) you can make this with loads of butter or ghee.
If you would like to mix this with rice and relish, you can make the consistency little thin by adding more water. But if you want to enjoy it with roti then make it little thick.
Let’s get started with the whole masoor dal recipe, sabut masoor dal recipe
Whole Masoor Dal recipe, Sabut Masoor Dal
- 1 cup whole masoor dal / whole red lentils
- 2 tbsp oil / butter
- 1 onion finely sliced
- 4 – 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 green chili finely chopped
- 2 to matoes finely chopped
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp chat masala optional
- coriander leaves / cilantro for garnishing
Soak the whole masoor dal overnight or at least for 2 hours.
Pressure cook till done.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till translucent.
Toss in the garlic, cumin seeds, green chili and saute for a minute.
Next throw in the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and cook till the tomatoes are tender and pulpy.
Mix in the cooked masoor dal and add water according to your preference. Bring it to a boil and add the chat masala. Switch off the flame.
Serve hot with roti or rice.
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