How to make Masoori Chi Godi Shaak -

This whole red lentil dish goes well with chapattis.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Whole Red Lentils, Scraped Fresh Coconut

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Stir Fried Aubergine Dabi Arbi Ka Salan Tandoori Achari Kumbh Undhiyo

Masoori Chi Godi Shaak

Masoori Chi Godi Shaak Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masoori Chi Godi Shaak Recipe

  • Whole Red Lentils soaked 1 cup

  • Scraped Fresh Coconut 1/2 cup

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Drain and put the lentils in a deep non-stick pan, add onion and sufficient water, cover and cook for five to ten minutes.

Step 2

Grind together coconut and cumin seeds, with sufficient water, to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt to the pan and mix well.

Step 4

Add little more water, mix, cover and cook for two minutes. Add tamarind pulp and mix well.

Step 5

Add ground paste, mix well and simmer for two minutes.

Step 6

Heat oil in a small non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté till it turns golden.

Step 7

Add sautéed garlic to the lentil mixture and cover the pan.

Step 8

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

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