Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal


Cooked my humble musur dal the lavish way with an addition of green peas and some home made cottage cheese cubes. It tastes delicious. I served it plain rice as part of my weekend lunch along with some begun bhaja. Hubby loves it and asked me for a repeat.

This is in continuation of my dal saga, which I have initiated few days back. I am using various combination of foran or tempering to the dal and doing experiment while adding various components to a regular dal. This Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal is one more addition to the dal list.

Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal

Ingredients for Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal

  • Musur dal or red lentil – 1 cup
  • Paneer cubes – 1/2 cups
  • Green peas – 1/2 cup
  • Salt and turmeric – as per taste
  • Green chilli – 4-5
  • Tomato – 1
  • Kalo jire or nigella seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Chopped garlic – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp to balance the taste
  • Ghee for cooking – 1 tsp

How to make Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal

Soak the dal or lentil in water for 30 minutes. Then pressure cook the dal with a pinch of salt, turmeric and green chili for 3 whistle.

aonce it is cooled, take it in a bowl and add some water as required.

Heat ghee in a pan and fey the paneer cubes till brown. Keep aside.

In the same pan, add nigella seeds, Green chili and chopped garlic.

When it is sizzling, add chopped tomato. Fry well.

Add the ginger paste too and continue frying till the tomato is mashed.

Add the green peas also and continue frying.

Now add the boiled dal and mix well with the masala.

Once it starts boiling, add the fried paneer too. Continue cooking over medium heat for 3 more minutes.

Adjust the seasoning and remove from heat.

Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal
Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal
Chhana Matarsuti diye Musur Dal