Monday, July 19, 2010

Fried Lentil Cakes (Mushur Dal)

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NO sugar...