Monday, 13 November 2017

Masoor dal pokodi tarkari/red lentil dumpling curry..Delicious,Easy, simple version.

Masoor dal/red lentil dal pokoda alo/potato curry

Preparation Time:10 Min
Cooking Time: 30 Min
Total Preparation Time : 40Min

I have already discussed the goodness of massor dal/red lentil in my prvious recipes of massor dal. Today I have came with recipe Masoor dal pokoda's curry is a vegetarian dish made from masoor dal/red lentil . Dumplings made from masoor dal and dry spices are steamed and cooked with some Indian spices and flavored  masala paste. This recipe was shared by  my neghibour.

 I have came with my Version of masoor dal pokodi tarkari/red lentil dumpling curry..Delicious,Easy, simple version.Hope you all will like it.

Course:Main Course(Vegan)
Cuisine: East India
Servings:4 Persons


Masoor dal pokodi( 1cup)
Potatoes(2 Medium size) chopped in cubes(optional)
1 Medium Tomato (fine slice)
1 bay leaf
1 inch cinnamon (crushed)
2 cardamom (crushed)
 Mustard oil(7-8)tbsp
1 tbsp Kashmir chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp sugar
Garam Masala(1 tsp)Salt to taste
1tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves 
11/2 cup Water

For Masala( Grind to paste)

4 Medium onions(roughly chopped)
Garlic  10 pods
Ginger 1inch (roughly chopped)
1 Green chilli
1 small Bay Leaf


  • Prepare pokod's (please click on link for the recipe of pokoda
  • Now soak pokoda's in water for 5 mins 
  • Place a heavy bottom pan or kadhai put the oil and once the oil is heated, add the sugar
  • Let the sugar to caramelized (don't burn it) ,add crushed cinamon, cradmom and bay leaf, saute it for a minute
  • Now add in tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn little mushy.
  • Now add the  garam masala ,turmeric and chilli powder,saute it for a few seconds
  • Time for masala to go in, saute it till it roasted and cooked( all raw smell of masala goes off and oil start coming from sides)
  • Now add fried potatoes or you and raw potatoes after adding masala
  • Now add water and bring this whole thing to a good boil, cover and simmer till oil floats on top.
  • Add pokodas it and keep it in shimmer for 5 minutes.
  • garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  •  Serve hot with rice or chapatis( Indian breads).
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Will be back soon with a more authentic recipes of Odisha with my twist!!!

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