Masoor Usal

Masoor Usal I ngredients: ½ cup Masoor (whole brown lentils) 1 medium onion ¼ cup fresh grated Cocon...

Masoor Usal

½ cup Masoor (whole brown lentils)
1 medium onion
¼ cup fresh grated Coconut
For tempering: 2 tsp Oil, ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds, ¼ tsp Asafoetida Powder, ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Red chili Powder
2-3 Curry leaves
1-2 Kokum
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
2 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnishing

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1) Soak ½ cup Masoor overnight in water. Drain and put them into clean cotton cloth. Hold all the edges of cloth and tie tightly. Keep it in warm place, atleast for 10-12 hours.
2) After Masoor gets sprouted, finely chop onion. Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok, add Mustard seeds, Asafoetida Powder, Turmeric Powder, Red chili Powder, 2-3 Curry leaves and grated coconut. Then add chopped onion. Add salt.
3) Stir fry onion till it becomes translucent. Then add Sprouted Masoor and Kokum. Cover the wok with lid. Keep the heat on medium. Do not add water. let the Masoor cook on steam. Sauté in between. Add sugar.
4) Once masoor are done, garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with Chapati.

1) If you climate is cold, it coul slow down the sprouting process. Then just preheat the oven for 2 minutes. Turn off the oven and Put the tied masoor in the oven. It will keep Masoor warm and make them sprout.


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