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Masoor Daal Pulao

28 Mar

How to prepare #Masoor #Daal #Pulao (rice with spicy red #lentils soup):

1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and then soaked in water for 10 minutes
1/2 cup red lentil (masoor daal)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium tomato or 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
2 cardamom
2 chillies, thinly sliced
ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp e.v. olive oil (or butter)
Salt to taste


Put 1 tsp oil in a skillet and sauté cumin, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, chillies, ginger, onion and salt.
Once the onion get transparent, add tomato, a pinch of turmeric and garam masala, let cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the lentils, 2 cups of water (or vegetable stock) and bring to boil. Cook for 20 mins.
In an another pan, cook the rice in boiling water, when ready put it a large dish with the lentils aside and garnish with cilantro, ghee and lemon (last three are optional).


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