Borir jhal Recipe

Borir jhal is a traditional Assamese dish made with lentil dumplings cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato gravy. The lentil dumplings are made from a mixture of lentils and spices, which are shaped into small balls and then cooked in the flavorful gravy. This dish is packed with protein and flavor, making it a popular choice for a hearty meal. Borir jhal is typically served with steamed rice or roti.

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Ingredients for Borir jhal Recipe

  • as per your need For The Lentil Dumplings
  • 0.33 cup Mixed Lentils
  • 0.33 teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 0.33 teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 0.67 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need For The Gravy
  • 0.67 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.33 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 0.67 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.17 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.33 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.33 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Water As Needed
  • as needed For Garnish
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves, Chopped

Directions: Borir Jhal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make the lentil dumplings, soak a mixture of lentils in water for a few hours and then grind them into a coarse paste.
  • STEP 2.Add spices like ginger, garlic, green chilies, cumin powder, and salt to the lentil paste and mix well.
  • STEP 3.Shape the mixture into small balls and steam them until cooked through.
  • STEP 4.To make the gravy, heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, and spices like turmeric, red chili powder, and coriander powder.
  • STEP 5.Cook the gravy until the tomatoes are soft and the oil separates.
  • STEP 6.Add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy and bring it to a boil.
  • STEP 7.Gently add the steamed lentil dumplings to the gravy and simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to steam the lentil dumplings until they are fully cooked and firm.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  • You can add vegetables like peas or carrots to the gravy for added flavor and nutrition.

Storage and Serving

  • Borir jhal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
49
calories per serving
3 g Fat2 g Protein3 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Carbs
    3g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    3g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    139mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    571mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    22mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    16mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    45mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    86mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp