Here I Cook

Ek Bangalir Rannaghaur Theke(From a Bengali’s Kitchen)

Posts Tagged ‘15minutes cooking’

Dal Sukhno/ Dried Masur Dal

Posted by Sudeshna on June 12, 2009

We’ve moved to own domain name – bengalicuisine.net. You can follow me on Twitter, visit my Flickr photostream.

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.

You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email, or Subscribe in a reader

Posted in Niramis(Vegetarian), Side dish | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »