Masoor Daal Kebab | Red Lentil Fritters

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An Indian classic, Masoor Daal Kebab is made with red lentils, steamed broccoli + turmeric!

Split red lentils or Masoor Dal (dhuli) is one of the more underappreciated lentils in India. They have a delicate and sweet flavour, break down really fast during cooking and a simple, healthy, delicious meal can be ready in way less time than it takes to order takeout.


Masoor Daal Kebab | Red Lentil Fritters

Print Recipe
with Turmeric and Broccoli (Vegan, DF, GF)
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Lentils
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the Daal

  • 2 cups split red lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots or mild red onions
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Fritters | Kebab

  • 2 cups steamed brocolli
  • 2-3 tbsp rice flour (or regular AP flour)
  • 1 cup shallots or mild red onions
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander seed powder
  • 2 tbsp mild-tasting oil - I use Grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, as needed

Instructions

Cook the Daal - 20 mins

  • Rinse lentils a couple oftimes and then pour into a sauce pan along withwater, 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Boil, covered for 15 minson medium. Leave covered while you get the other ingredients ready. 

Making Fritters - 10 mins

  • Steamthe broccoli florets in a bowl in the microwave with a little bit of water tocover the broccoli (45 secs).
  • Chopthe broccoli and add to the cooked lentil mixture. Add the remainingingredients now and mix/ knead a few times till it is all well mixed.
  • Heat oil in a pan and turnheat to medium. Scoop a tablespoon of       batter into the oil and press down toflatten the fritters slightly. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve with hummus, yoghurt,cucumber salad, rice or even between two slices of bread.
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma<br/><small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

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