Monday, 17 February 2020

MASOOR LENTILS CURRY/மைசுர் பயிறு குழம்பு


For Cooking:

Whole Masoor lentils 100 gm
Water 300 ml
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Castor Oil 4 drops

For Tempering:

Groundnut Oil 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Chopped shallots 10 pcs
Garlic chopped 4-5 pcs
Dried red chillies 3 pcs
Curry leaves 15 pcs
Chopped Coriander greens a fistful
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Himalayan pink rock salt 1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Chopped Tomatoes one cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp


Step 1- Cooking Lentils

Rinse the lentils thoroughly.
Place the lentils in a cooker.
Add water, turmeric and castor oil.
Cover and cook on medium heat until 3 whistles.
Set aside to cool down.

Step 2- Tempering

Heat the pan with groundnut oil on medium heat.
Add mustards to crackle.
Once they start to crackling continuously, add shallots, red chillies, garlic and curryleaves.
Saute until the shallots turn translucent.
Add turmeric. Add cumin seeds.
Transfer the chopped tomatoes.
Saute them on medium heat for 2 seconds.
Add 1/2 cup water and 1/4 tsp salt.
Cover and cook until tomatoes cooked mushy.
Now transfer the cooked lentils.
Pour rinsed water.
Add 1/2 tsp rock salt and stir to combine.
Add coriander greens.

Ready to serve.

Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

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