Sunday, 19 October 2014

Red Lentil Fritters In Gravy (Musur daal er borar jhaal):

Sharing my mom's recipe!
For Bora:
Red lentil:1 cup,soaked in water overnight) (for 6-8 bora/fritters)
garlic paste:1/2 tsp
Green chili paste:1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Dry roasted cumin powder:1 tsp
Coriander leaves,finely chopped:1 tbsp
Mustard oil:1/2 cup or little more

For the gravy:
Potato:2,medium,cut them longitudinally
Tomato paste:1,small
Ginger-garlic paste:1 tsp
Red chili paste:1/2 tsp or as per your taste
Turmeric:1/2 tsp or little more
Whole Garam masala(cinnamon+green cardamom+Clove):Each 1
Bay leaf:1

Soak the daal in adequate water overnight.

Drain the water.

Make a paste of the daal in a mixer with salt-dont make it too smooth.

Add grated onion,garlic paste,dry roasted cumin powder and finely chopped coriander leaves to the daal paste;make a batter by 

stirring it continuously.

Heat oil in a pan and fry medium sized boras(approx 6-8 pieces) till they become crispy and light brown in colour.

Drain the oil and keep them aside.

Temper the remaining oil with whole garam masala and the bay leaf.

Fry the potato pieces till they turn golden.

Remove from the oil.

Fry the onion slices till they become transparent.

Add the tomato,ginger-garlic paste and saute till the water evaporates.

Add turmeric,salt and red chili paste and 2 cups of water.

Add the potato pieces when the gravy starts boiling.

Add the boras when potato becomes soft.

Simmer for another 5-6 minutes.

Remove from the flame.

Serve with hot steamed rice.

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