Thursday, December 03, 2009

Masoor - Ma - Gosh

A parsi delicacy, that is cooked with masoor dal and mutton. The combination brings out a delightful taste, with the help of the spices cooked along with it. Makes the dish more healthy with the use of whole masoor dal. A dish that you can enjoy, served hot with roti.


3/4 cup - Whole masoor dal
1/2 kilo - Mutton, Use leg or shoulder cut pieces
2 - Onions, chopped
1 big - Tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Jeera
3 to 4 sprigs - Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Grind to a paste with vinegar

6 - Red chilies
4 medium - Green chilies
1 tsp - Jeera / Cumin
1 big flake - Garlic
1'' piece - Ginger
1 to 1.5 tbsp - Vinegar


1 ) Wash and soak masoor dal in water for an hour. Put into a pressure cooker along with mutton pieces, salt, turmeric powder, jeera and salt to taste. Add 2 to 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan, add onion, curry leaves and fry the onion till it turns golden brown in color. Now add the ground masala and fry till the oil separates. Add tomato, fry and cook till it is soft on low heat.

3 ) Once tomato is done, add cooked masoor and mutton mixture to the pan, simmer and cook till the flavors blend in.

Serve hot with chapathi /roti.


Gulmohar said...

That's new to me.Great combo :-)Very rich and healthy and would be a perfect accompaniment for chappathi...

Joshi said...

looks inviting will try it

Cham said...

Is that Dalcha? My mom does dhal and with mutton bones... I would love to taste this dish!

sayantani said...

I have heard about this dish but never tried. seems uncomplicated and by the look of your dish I can say its downrightly delicious.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

I was looking for a Dal mutton dish without Garam masala .and this looks perfect.
You have a nice place, will be visiting again
Many thanks

Subi said...

That's an interesting combination. The recipe feels like a comfort food to me for some reason. I have to try it on a cold day. Is masoor dal (the red color one) different from the whole masoor you have used?

My comfort food network said...

Looks absolutely mouth watering...gone try this tomorrow itself. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Pravs said...

Gulmohar : Yes,do try sometime.

Joshi : Get some whole masoor dal soon joshi.

Cham : This is a parsi dish, called masoor ma gosh. No idea about dalcha.

Sayantani : Yes, very easy to make and delicious too. Do try :)

Ushnish :Thank you :) Please do try and give me a feedback.

Subi : Yes, it's the same red /orangish dal, with the husk or skin intact. You will find this in indian store.
Yes, this too can be put into the comfort food catagory :)

My comfort food network : Please do and let me know :)

sangeeta said...

first time here and your spread of posts looks great !!
this dish masur dal with meat looks different yet delicious n healthy too..
saw many of your posts n i am sure i'll come back to see many more from your archives too...

Subi said...

Finally I tried this recipe. Did not have tomatoes and curry leaf. Still it was awesome. Will cook this again with all the ingredients

Pravs said...

Subi : glad you tried and liked it :)

Jacinta Dsouza said...

I tried cooking it and it came awesome