Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kala Masoor Pulao | Whole Masoor Pulav Recipe

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kala masoor pulao
Kala masoor pulao recipe with step by step photos.Pulao varieties appear in my menu mostly over the weekends as I would like to spend less time in the kitchen and these pulao varieties are quite easy to prepare.Apart from the various vegetable pulav I like to prepare this kala masoor pulav as this recipe uses both vegetables and lentils in the same recipe and yet it is not mushy like khichdi.I prefer the version without vegetables if I have to prepare it for guests as the lentils add nutty texture to the pulao.This pulav is prepared like any other pulao just that the addition of lentils add a texture and nice taste to the pulao.You can pair it with a simple onion raita or boondi raita or any spicy vegetable gravy and papad,it tastes delicious.
kala masoor pulao
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kala masoor pulao

Here is how to make kala masoor pulao recipe with step by step photos:
Kala Masoor Pulao Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins | Total time: 40 mins
Cuisine: Indian | Category: Main course

1 cup Basmati Rice
1/2 cup Whole Red lentils(Black Masoor)
1/4 cup Carrot,chopped
1/4 cup Peas
1/3 cup thick curd,beaten
1 large Onion,chopped
2-3 Green chilies,slit
1/3 tsp Garam masala or Biryani Pulav masala
2-3 Bay leaves
1" Cinnamon stick
3-4 Cloves
2-3 Green Cardamom
1/2 tsp Shahjeera
2 tbsp Oil/Ghee
Salt,to taste

  • Soak whole red lentils in water for 2-3 hrs and wash the lentils and keep aside.Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 10 mins.
  • In a pressure cooker heat ghee and crackle shahijeera and add bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon stick and cardamom and fry for half a minute.
  • Add chopped onions,slit green chilies and ginger-garlic paste and fry until the onions wilt.
  • Now add chopped carrot and peas and fry for a minute and then add soaked and drained whole red lentils and fry for a minute and add garam masala and salt and mix nicely.
  • Add soaked and drained rice and mix it gently and add beaten curd and mix it nicely and cook until the water content from the curd evaporates.
  • Add 2.5 cups of water and let it come to a boil and close the pressure cooker and cook it for one whistle and simmer it for 7-8 mins.
  • Once the pressure is dropped leave it untouched for 5-10 mins and then gently fluff up the rice with a fork.
Serve it hot with Onion raitha or Boondi raita or Vegetable raita or any vegetable gravy.

  1. The addition of vegetables is entirely optional and I like it more without the addition of vegetables as the lentils add a nutty texture to the pulav.
  2. You can increase the spice level according to your wish and if you want it more masaledar add more 
  3. garam masala in the recipe.
  4. I recommend you to do this pulav in the cooker as the lentils get cooked properly.However you can cook in a thick kadai but make sure you add little extra water so that the lentils get cooked and cook it over low flame.
kala masoor pulao


Unknown said...

Very nice to see the recipe of pulao using kala masoor.Following the procedure we are able to prepare a very tasty pulao

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