Sabut Masoor Usal

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This easy to make Masoor usal is a lip smacking dal for sure. Cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices, it goes well with rotis, parathas and rice. It tastes heavenly with methi theplas.

Ingredients

1 ½  cups  Whole red lentils (Sabut Masoor)
1 tbsp Oil (tel)
1 tbsp  Cumin seeds (jeera)
4 to 5 cloves of Garlic (lehsun)
2 medium sized  Onions (pyaaz)
2 medium sized  Tomatoes (tamatar)                                                                 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)                                                               
1  tbsp  red Chilly powder (laal mirch)                                                     
1 tsp Cumin coriander powder (dhaniya jeera powder)  
1 tsp Garam masala powder                                       
Salt as per taste (namak)
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing (dhaniya)          

                                                                             
Method

  • Wash and soak whole red lentils (sabut masoor) in water overnight or for  3 to 4 hours. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Chop onion, tomato, garlic and keep it aside. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds start crackling, add chopped  garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and saute for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  • Add the soaked and drained masoor.
  • Add  turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder, cumin coriander powder and mix it well. 
  • Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of the cooker.
  • Cook it for 2 to 3 whistles. 
  • When the steam is completely let out, open the pressure cooker.
  • Garnish masoor usal with chopped coriander.
  • Serve with chapatis or parathas or steamed rice. It tastes very good with methi theplas.

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