Whole Masoor Dal / Indian Brown Lentils Soup
This is a healthy Indian Dal which is served with rice and roti. Whole masoor dal or sabut masoor dal is cooked in aromatic spices.
Dal, Main Dish, Soups
Indian, North Indian
Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Indian Dal
whole brown gram lentils
salt or as per taste
Preparation of Curry Paste
red chilli powder
3 - 4
ghee or refined oil
dry roasted kasuri methi
4 - 6
Wash and soak dal in water for 30 minutes.
Then pressure cook in 1 glass water (add salt and turmeric powder) for 3 - 4 whistles.
Let it cool and then open the lid. Don't strain out water even if it's not mushy.
In the mean while prepare the puree or paste with all ingredients mentioned under "preparation of curry paste" section above.
Heat ghee or oil in a deep pan or kadai.
Add bay leaf and wait for 10 - 15 seconds so that it will be aromatic.
Then add the prepared curry paste and saute.
Add salt and cover with a lid for faster cooking. Stir in between.
Or saute without covering the pan. Cook until it becomes brown and leaves oil on sides.
Once this paste is cooked well, add boiled dal to the pan and give it a good stir. If required add 1 cup water more.
Simmer it for 5 - 7 minutes. Add crushed roasted kasuri methi. Stir occasionally.
Turn off heat and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and 1 tbsp ghee on top and mix.
Masoor dal is ready. Serve with rice or roti or as soup.
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