Kala Masur Dal Vegetable Pulao

Kala Masur Dal Vegetable Pulao | Simrun Chopra

Kala Masur Dal and Vegetable Pulao / Pulav

I do not like complicating things and writing long paragraphs before.

So here is a one pot recipe that's different and yum :)
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  • 1/2 cup black masur dal (Washed and soaked overnight or for 6-8 hrs or soaked in hot water for 3 to 4 hours)
  • 1 cup basmati rice (Washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 2 medium size onions sliced
  • 1 medium size onion sliced fried brown and kept aside)
  • 2 tsp of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 carrot cut into cubes
  • 10-15 french beans cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 potato cut into 8 pieces (optional)
  • 1 tomato cut into big pieces or slices ,stir fried in 1 tsp oil and kept aside.
  • 4-6 whole green chillies
  • 10-12 curry patta leaves
  • 3-4 pieces of whole dry red chillies
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 2 pcs of 1" cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 tsp of peppercorns
  • 1 tsp of whole cummin
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp of ghee/oil



  • Warm the oil in a pan and add the bay leaves, whole red chillies, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise ,peppercorns and whole cumin and stir fry for a minute or so
  • Add the curry patta leaves and stir fry for few seconds
  • Add the green chillies and stir fry for few seconds
  • Add the sliced onions and stir fry till translucent or transparent
  • Add the ginger garlic paste And stir fry till the raw smell of the ginger garlic goes
  • When the onions turn beige brown add the cut potato and stir fry for a minute or so
  • Add the cut carrots and beans and stir fry for few minutes
  • Add the turmeric, red chilli powder and salt to taste and stir fry for few minutes
  • Here you can add 2-3 tbsp of water to prevent the masala from sticking to the bottom
  • Add 3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves and mix it in
  • Add the soaked kala masur dal and stir fry for few minutes
  • Lower the flame and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes
  • Now add the rice and mix it in well
  • Add the water 1:2 or 1:2 1/4
  • Mix everything well
  • When the water starts bubbling, cover the pan and lower the flame
  • When the rice is 3/4 done add the stir fried tomato and mix it in
  • Cover and cook till done .
  • Add the remaining chopped coriander leaves
  • Mix in the brown onions and cover and leave it for some time
  • Can garnish with chopped coriander leaves and brown onions.



Note: Can add more vegetables according to personal preference.

Serve with raita of your choice.

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