My sister in law, who is Bengali, made these wonderful fried lentils for me this past weekend. It was delicious! It tasted like a spicy hushpuppy. In Bengali the recipe is called Mushur Dal. I call it good.
Bengali Lentils ( mushur dal)
Makes 2 servings
Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 cup coriander leaves
chopped green chili's
1.Soak Lentils for an hour in water and then drain off liquid. Make a paste of the lentils and blend with 1/2 tsp salt, 1 green chilli and 2-3 drops of olive oil. Take care not to overcook them. Add turmeric and cumin and coriander.
2.Heat 1 tsp oil in a deep pan, and season with 1 red dry chilli & 1 bay leaf. Stir, Add onions and Saute onions for a few seconds ( don't saute too much) then remove onions and add them to the paste. Stir and then use a spoon to scoop out ab 3 TBsp size amount into oil and fry until crispy and golden (like a hushpuppy).
3.Serve hot with rice and vegetables
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