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Masur Dailor Bor(Red lentil fritters)

Krithika Chandrasekaran
180 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Masur Dailor Bor(Red lentil fritters) RECIPE

A popular Assamese dish - 'Masur Dailor bor' or Red Lentil fritters that are usually served on the side with rice and Dal. A variation as always, used Pearl millet / Bajra flour along with Rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Assam and North East
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Red Lentils (Masoor dal) - 1 cup
  2. rice - 2 tbsps
  3. Pearl millet (Bajra) flour - 2 tbsps
  4. salt to taste
  5. cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 tsp
  6. Green Chili (chopped) - 1 big
  7. coriander leaves, chopped
  8. Chopped onions (optional)
  9. spinach leaves, chopped (optional)
  10. asafoetida powder (hing) - 1/4 tsp (optional)


  1. Wash and soak the lentils and rice together for 3 hours.
  2. Drain water and coarsely grind in a mixer. Add the bajra flour, salt to taste, hing and grind again to a thick paste using as little water as possible. Remove to a bowl.
  3. Heat oil for frying. Add the cumin seeds, chopped green chili, coriander and spinach leaves and mix well with the batter. Check for salt.
  4. Using a spoon or hands, drop small fritters or portions into the medium hot oil. Take care to let them fry first on low- medium flame then increase so that the batter within gets evenly cooked as well. Remove once fried to golden brown.
  5. Drain excess oil, serve with accompaniment of choice, or as a side with Rice and lentils.

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