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Brown lentils curry


Akka Massor / brown lentils is a comforting and nutritious dish that combines the lovely flavour of brown lentils and a blend of mixed herbs and spices creating a satisfying and wholesome meal.




Ingredients

For the Lentils

250 grams of brown lentils (akka Massor)

Water (enough to cover the lentils)

Method:

1. Soak the brown lentils for an hour, then wash well.

2. Add just enough water to cover the lentils and bring to a boil.

3. Cook until the lentils are done to your liking.


For the Curry

2 onions, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

2 Kashmiri chilies

1/2 cup of mixed herbs (coriander leaves, dill leaves, and mint leaves), chopped

Salt to taste

1/4 cup of mixed herbs for garnish

2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste


Spice Powders:

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a vessel. Sauté the dry Kashmiri chilies lightly. Add the finely chopped onions . Sauté until the onions turn lightly brown. Add the finely chopped tomatoes , salt to taste and cook until they turn soft.

Step 2

Add the ginger-garlic paste and the prepared spice powders. Pour in 2 cups of water and allow the mixture to cook for a minute on medium flame.

Step 3.

Add 1/2 cup of mixed herbs (coriander leaves, mint leaves, and dill leaves). Mix thoroughly and cook for another minute.

Step 4

Add the cooked brown lentils (akka Massor) to the curry. Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame. If required, add salt.

Step 5

Finally, add the 1/4 cup of mixed herbs for garnish .

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