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Dal Sukhno/ Dried Masur Dal

Posted by Sudeshna on June 12, 2009

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I have found that Masur dal post on my blog has become the most popular post. In most Bengali households masur or red lentil is the most important of all pulses served. Whenever there is some left out masur dal in the refrigerator my mom always makes the Sukhno dal (Bengali for dried pulses), though it can be prepared with fresh masur dal also. It is a best accompaniment of warm rice served at first of the meal. This preparation had been one of my favorite dishes in lunch. Its simple to cook and absolutely yummy.

dal sukhno 2

Ingredients:

Masur dal (Red lentil): ½ cup

Onions (Peyaj): 2 medium sizes

Turmeric powder (Halud guro): ½ teaspoon

Green chili (Kancha lanka): 2

Mustard oil (Sarser tel): 2 tablespoon

Salt to taste and 3 cups of water

Preparation:

  • Wash the masur dal well and cook as instructed here
  • Simmer the dal for further 5 -6 minutes so that the dal gets absolutely dried up
  • Serve with freshly chopped onions and mustard oil

dal sukhno 1

My tip: While simmering the dal to dry, constantly stir it so that it doesn’t get stick to the bottom of the vessel.

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3 Responses to “Dal Sukhno/ Dried Masur Dal”

  1. priyameena said

    Interesting to know about masoor dhal..Never used in my kitchen..Will try soon…

  2. MJK06 said

    yeah i have never used them either but am gonna look out for them when i next go to the store…this looks delicious 🙂

  3. Wow this is the best dish one can make with masur dhal!!! simple and healthy!!!

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