Pui Saag diye Masoor Dal | Red Lentil Soup with Malabar Spinach
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Comforting Pui Saag diye Masoor Dal aka Red Lentil Soup with Malabar Spinach
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 6 People
  • Masoor Dal / Red Lentil: 100g
  • Pui Saag/ Malabar Spinach: 2 sticks (around 500g)
  • Onion: 2
  • Tomato: 1
  • Garlic Clove: 3
  • Green Chili: 3
  • Mustard Oil: 2 Tbsp. + 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: 1 Tsp or as per taste
  1. %Pui Saag diye Masoor Dal
  2. Wash Red Lentil or Masoor Dal under running water 2-3 times.
  3. Cut Pui Saag/ Malabar Spinach into big chunks. Use both the leaves and stem.
  4. Chop Tomato and Onion roughly.
  5. Now heat the Mustard Oil in a Pressure cooker and start frying the Onion.
  6. Once translucent, add chopped tomatoes and slit green chilies.
  7. Add crushed Garlic and cook for around 2-3 minutes.
  8. Stir in between.
  9. Now add washed red lentil and mix thoroughly.
  10. Add chopped Malabar Spinach and again mix and cook for 2 minutes in low flame.
  11. Now add Salt and 3 Cups of Water.
  12. Cover the Pressure cooker with the lid.
  13. Put the vent weight and cook on low flame until 3 whistles come out.
  14. Switch the flame off and wait till the pressure drops.
  15. Open the lid and add 1 Tsp. of Mustard Oil and cook for 2 minutes without the lid on.
  16. Adjust the consistency as per preference.
Oil is optional in this recipe. You can totally skip the Oil and just pressure cook everything. However, Mustard Oil provides the flavor to the dish.
Tomato is optional; I at times skip tomato and add a dash of lemon juice.
Instead of the Pressure cooker, you can use a dip bottom pan with a lid. In that case, you need to cook until the Dal/ lentil soften.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 100g Calories: 138 Fat: 6.4g Saturated fat: 0.7g Carbohydrates: 15.3g Sugar: 2.2g Sodium: 411mg Fiber: 6.8g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2018/03/pui-saag-diye-masoor-dal/