Chef Oindrila Bala was one of the top two finalists of MasterChef India Season 6 and here’s her special dal recipe from the kitchen of her nani.
While Chef Oindrila Bala is well-known for her baking and dessert experiments in the MasterChef kitchen, not many people know that the Dessert Queen isn’t really fond of sweets herself. She enjoys the process of making desserts which led her launch her own patisserie called The Sweet Spot. However, when asked about her favourite food memory during an interactive session, the Chef unfolded another childhood story and revealed that her most favourite dish is the basic Mushoorir Dal.
Here is an excerpt from her interview and a quick and easy recipe for you to try at home.
“Now this might sound strange but the one dish that makes me nostalgic is dal. My nani used to make this dal when I was really young and she would fetch water from a nearby pond for the same. It was called the Mushoorir dal and it was really fragrant, made with the panch phoran spice mix. When my nani used to make that dal, it had a super special touch. Now my nani is too old to make it and we can’t even fetch water from the pond anymore so that’s what makes me miss it so much”.
Mushoorir dal is nothing but masoor dal. Yet the essence of the dish lies in the method of making it.