Masoor Dal Nutrition:

100 grams of masoor dal has around 345 calories, 2.2 grams of fat, 59 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of protein. It is also rich in vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and calcium.

Masoor Dal Health Benefits:

  1. Prevents Rapid aging
  2. Effective for weight loss
  3. For Diabetic patients
  4. Reduces Risk of cancer
  5. High protein content
  6. Rich in minerals
  7. Rich source of dietary fiber
  8. Strengthens Bones and teeth
  9. Healthy for eyes
  10. Reduces inflammation
  11. Boost Immunity
  12. Improves Digestion
  13. Protect your heart
  14. for skin care
  15. Reduces cholesterol

Source : Google

One day i was chatting with my cousin. She asked me that tell some protein and Protein rich food. That should be good for all ages. And that we can make it easily on routine life. Because she is working, so she want to make it for whole family, should be kids lunch box, stomach filling, tasty etc., I look into my pantry, which one is protein rich. I found masoor dal.

 But I used to do masoor dal sambar or dal. To make something special and for kids lunch box, easy to make, filling thought to make briyani. I searched for masoor dal briyani, because didnt tried before. At last, i got this recipe from newspaper. My mom take a pic and send. From that i tried this masoor dal briyani. Taste  so good, tummy filling and protein rich food.

You can use whole masoor dal also. But soaking time is important. Because, rice will cook easily, but dal take some time to cook. If soaked for 2-4 hours. It will cook nicely along with rice. So, friends please try and let me know your feedback. Thank you. Here we go recipe.

Masoor dal biryani/Red lentil briyani recipe
Protien rich briyani. Stomach filling and healthy briyani.

Prep Time : 15 mins     Soaking Time : 2 hours
Cooking Time : 30 mins    Serves : 2-3


Ingredients: 


Basmati Rice : 1 cup
Masoor dal : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1 small size sliced
Yogurt/curd : 1/4 cup
Red chilly powder : 1 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1 -2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Oil/Ghee : 2 tbsp
Cinnamon Stick : 1 inch
Cardamom : 3 pods
Cloves : 3
Salt to taste
Water : 3 cups

To Grinding : 

Ginger : 1 inch
Garlic : 5
Green chilly : 2
Mint leaves : 1/4 cup

Method : 
1. Soak basmati rice for 30 mins and masoor dal for 2 hours.
2. Heat pressure cooker with oil/ghee. Crack cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves. Then add onion, cook it till golden brown in color.
3. Grind ingredients under to grinding, to smooth paste. Add it to onion.
cook it 2-3 mins.
4. then add in spice powder along with salt. Saute it for 2 mins.
5. Now add in yogurt /curd. Cook for 2 mins. Add in water, allow it to boil.
6. then add in soaked rice and dal. Mix well. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat. Once air released open the lid, fluff it off with flat spoon or with fork. Then serve hot. Healthyyyyy eating.

Pictorials : 

Once air released open lid and fluff it up. Serve hot. I served with crispy-cauliflower-fry
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