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Matar ka Dulma Recipe

Matar ka Dulma

Peas cooked in a thick lentil paste tempered with spices.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Matar ka Dulma

  • 200 gm moong dal
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 Tbsp oil for browning the dal
  • 500 gm peas/matar
  • 4 Tbsp oil for the dulma
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 pod of fresh garlic paste
  • 1- 2 tsp fresh ginger paste
  • 4 medium sized onions
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 red chilli powder or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime - for garnishing

How to Make Matar ka Dulma

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1.
Wash the dal properly and soak it for two hours, then grind it to a thick paste.
2.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a deep pan, put in the asafoetida, add the dal and brown while constantly stirring.
3.
When the dal stops sticking to the pan, its done. Now take it out of the pan and keep aside.
4.
In the same pan heat 4 tbsp of oil, add the bay leaves and quickly stir.
5.
Add the garlic and ginger and fry.
6.
Then add the onion paste and turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala.
7.
When the oil separates, add the peas/ matar, salt and garam masala.
8.
When the matar are cooked, add the dal, mix well and fry again for about 10 minutes.
9.
Garnish with lime.
10.
Serve Matar ka dulma hot.
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