Daal-bhaat’e ranks high in our fuss-free, comfort food list. The all season favourite is as easy as it gets to make and goes well with almost anything. We like ours spiked with some white mustard pickle.
about the lentil
Masoor/Musur is synonymous with Daal (lentils) in Bengal. High in protein, Masoor is prepared in multiple ways, with each household having at least two variations of preparing it. The grains cook easily and turn mushy that forms the base of the Daal.
|masoor is available as small round grains, the colour ranging from yellowish orange to reddish orange
|store it in an airtight container in places less likely to attract moisture
what you can cook with it
Masoor is the staple base for most of Indian-spiced Daals. You can throw in a handful of fried onions to mushed up boiled masoor or use it for a base for your next soup. It can also be used as an alternative to a mash.
|Birbhum, West Bengal
|washed and dried
believed to reduce bad cholesterol; easy source of plant-based protein and fibre