May 5, 2010

Whole Brown Lentils Curry ( Kale Masoor )

Masoor (brown lentils) are rarely used in Indian cooking. I never never thought they would taste this good before making this recipe. This recipe has some preparation time but its worth spending when you find the results at the end :).


Ingredients:  Serves: 4-6

1 cup of Whole Brown Lentil (kale masoor)
1 medium size very finely chopped Onion
2 tsp finely chopped Coriander
1 tbsp fresh grated Coconut
2-3 Garlic cloves minced
2-3 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala (optional)
1 tsp Saltless butter (optional)
1/2 Tomato diced
1 tsp Sugar
For seasoning: Oil, Mustard seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafetida, Curry leaves

Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan and put mustard seeds in it. When they splutter add asafetida and cumin seeds.

2. Immediately add chopped onion and coriander together. Add sugar. Saute till onion shrinks/becomes transparent.

3. Then add garlic and coconut and saute again. Add red chili powder, Onion-garlic powder. Cook till the oil separate outs.

4. Then add the boiled masoor and tomato pieces into it and mix well. Add 1tsp pavbhaji masala and butter to get a nice flavour and let masoor cook for 5-8 minutes.


Tips:

You can also use garam masala powder instead of Pav Bhaji Masala.
But you can find any of these masala in any Indian Grocery store or here.

39 comments:

  1. Wat a healthy and nutritious curry, looks fantastic..

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  2. Very nice recipe, healthy and very delicious...

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  3. I too make this..Its very healthy.
    Yours repice looks delicious.

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  4. Wholesome dish :) Loved the way it is presented.

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  5. Love this dal. Simply gorgeous. The click is so tempting.

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  6. curry luks absolutely delicious!!!lovely presentation 2

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  7. Can never get enough of lentils,love the spicy dal :D

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  8. Love wholesome food, it bit hard to find this kind of lentils, here. Lovely recipe...sounds all healthy to me:)

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  9. Such a protein packed dish..But never seen this daal here.Must be delicious with that paav bhaji masala

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  10. Hi Sayali,

    Lentils curry looks yummy. Would taste great with Roti's and Naan.
    Thanks for visitng my blog and your beautiful comments.

    Enjoy cooking.

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  11. thnx sayali for dropping by n for ur lovely comment...loved ur daal dish...at my house we are big fan of any kind of lentils....truly healthy..

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  12. Hi sayali,
    Bumped in here for the first time,must say u have a lovely space with awesome recipes....

    Lentils curry looks so yummy....Ur clicks are making it more tempting...

    Njoy Blogging n Happy Cooking...

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  13. Thanks Sayali, for a nutritious and lovely dish.

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  14. Healthy and lovely dish with pav bhaji masala.

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  15. Thanks for your lovely comment. You have a very nice blog.

    Dal looks tempting and delicious.

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  16. lovely blog...and i love this recipe for lentils...will be back soon to check out more recipes.

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  17. Dear Sayali,,,thanks for stopping by n lovely comment on my recipe dear..you got such a nice space with nice recipes..sure will come hereafter.. lentils recipe looks delicious n easy to cook dear..sure will try.

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  18. wow.. super delicious..do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

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  19. Thank you Sayali for dropping by and being in my friends list :-) the clicks are tempting and this one is my fav too. Following you too dear

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Nice healthy dish. I like lentils in any form.

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  21. Hi Dear, thank U for dropping by n giving in ur precious comments! ;)

    U've got an awesome space here too! loved it! ^___^

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  22. Nice blog and glad to be here. Loved to see the way the kale masoor dal has come out. Looks yum too...

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  23. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. I love brown lentils curry very much and shall try your lovely recipe. Looks delicious, yummy and tempting. I have become your 50th follower and shall visit your blog hereafter.

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  24. In my family we all love masoor, like your addition of pav bhaji masala...good one!!

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  25. Hi this curry with masoor looks very delicious...nice picture :)

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  26. It looks delicious.
    See soon

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  27. Looks yummy! I regularly use garam masala, but am intrigued by Pav Bhagi masala. I shall look for it next time I visit my local Indian grocer.

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  28. Looks soo yumm and perfect.. first time here.. lovely presentation !!

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  29. Looking delectable and mouthwatering. Beautiful presentation.

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  30. Sayali, made this tonight for dinner and simply loved it :)

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  31. Sayali, I did add onion and garlic (like in chopped onion and minced garlic), but not the onion and garlic powder you mentioned in your recipe. Thought, I will clarify :)

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  32. Very nice! I made it today and my 15 month old thought it even looked yummy (or "ummy" in her words). She was beside herself with delight, lol! 'course, I didn't use coconut, garlic, curry leaves or butter in the recipe. I don't even think I stuck to the measurements. I just eyeballed the ingredient amounts. I just finished eating it. Yum-my.

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  33. Looks delicious!

    Sayali, I have an award for you waiting to be picked up from my space. Do drop by :)

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  34. loved this..it was v tasty..thanks for the recipe

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