Musuri Dal

Musuri dal or Masoor dal is a comforting and delicious red lentil cooked with Bengali style and is quite popular in the state. They say Bengali can’t live without their fish and masoor dal.The flavorful tempering of paanch phoran makes it more delicious and inviting.

We make our Punjabi style masoor dal with the tadka of hing ,garlic and lots of tomatoes.This Bengali style taste totally different with the tempering of paanch phoran. It tastes best with steaming hot rice and luchi also.I made the recipe again fro Sandeepa’s space and loved the recipe.This is one such easy and comforting dal when you just want to eat something delicious but don’t want to put much efforts.Just put the dal in pressure cooker ,sit drink coffee or juice and enjoy.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 13
Dish-Musuri Dal

1 cup red lentil/masoor dal
1 tomato,chopped
1 onion,thinely sliced
2 green chilles,chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paanch phoran
few coriander leaves,chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil

Wash the dal a couple of times.Cook it with 3 cups of water and turmeric powder in pressure cooker for 1-2 whistles.
Once cooked remove the steam and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add paanch phoran. Now add onions.Cook till light brown in color.
Add in chopped tomatoes and green chilli. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
Add salt and sugar.Stir and add cooked dal. Combine well and cook for 2-3 minutes more on until you get desired thickness.
Remove from heat and add lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes

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Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Musuri Dal”

  1. Paired with rice, the Dallas makes a simple and comforting meal.

  2. Srivalli says:

    The entire setup looks amazing Sapana..good one..

  3. Simple and comforting food. Looks great..

  4. Usha says:

    This looks like one of those comfort foods. Your simple everyday thali is inviting

  5. great set up and love the black board and the write up. comforting dal.

  6. Beautiful set up and you have made the daal so well . Looks like a gourmet mesl .

  7. Love the color and texture of dal. Simple yet comforting and delicious.

  8. I recently made this Masoori Dal and we had a super comforting meal with steamed rice and papad. Your version looks amazing!

  9. Pavani N says:

    Simple and comforting meal that is Sapana. Looks delicious.

  10. Wat a beautiful dal, that plate of thali makes me hungry Sapana.

  11. Comforting dal. Love such simple homey dals.

  12. I did not know that it was a Bengali special. I use masoori dal very often as I love the flavor of it and also that it cooks very quickly. Such a comforting platter!

  13. panch phoran would give dal a nice and smoky flavor – great pick

  14. That whole plate looks so inviting Sapana, perfect meal

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