Kolhapuri Akkha Masoor 

Lentils are high in fibre, and complex carbohydrates, while low in fat and calories. Their high protein content makes lentils a perfect option for those looking to boost their protein intake. They are naturally gluten-free, making them a delicious staple in a gluten-free kitchen. Their exceptionally low glycemic index (low GI) values and resistant starch content make them suitable for a diabetic diet.

This Recipe is free from :

 

☒Wheat

☒Peanuts

☒tree nuts

☒dairy

☒casein

☒soy

☒egg

☒sesame

☒fish

☒shellfish

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Ingredients

 

  1. Whole Masoor - sprouted - 1 cups

  2. Onion - finely chopped - 1

  3. Tomato - finely chopped - 1

  4. Vegetable oil - 1 TBSP

  5. Cinnamon stick - ½ inch 

  6. Bay leaf - 1

  7. Mustard seeds - 1 TSP

  8. Cumin seeds - 1 TSP

  9. Hing powder - 1/4 Tsp

  10. Turmeric powder - 1 Tsp

  11. Red Chilli powder - 1 Tsp

  12. Kala Masala / Garam Masala - 1 TBSP

  13. Freshly grated coconut - ⅛ cup

  14. Garlic - 3-4 cloves

  15. Ginger - ½ inch

  16. Salt to taste.

  17. Water - 1 and ½ cups 

  18. Cilantro - finely chopped for serving

Method

 

  1. Sprout the whole masoor .

  2. Grind freshly grated coconut , garlic and ginger to a smooth paste and keep aside.

  3. Heat a Pan on medium flame. Once hot add oil.

  4. Once the oil is hot add cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Add mustard seeds,  once they splutter , add cumin seeds and hing powder.

  5. Add Onions and saute till they turn translucent.

  6. Add tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.

  7.  Add turmeric powder , chilli powder, goda masala , salt to taste. Mix well and saute for another 2-3 minutes.

  8.  Add sprouted masoor. Mix well.

  9. Add the grinded coconut , garlic and ginger paste. Mix well.

  10. Add water to adjust consistency. Cover and let it cook till the lentils  cook.

  11. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti or rice.