CooQ : Recipe: Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal

North indian | Mains

132 calories/serving
25 mins
This simple yet tasty dish is made from masoor dal or split pink lentils. The tadka is the heart of this gravy-based side serve and makes it droolworthy. Try out this protein-packed, mouth-watering delight with steamed rice and you will thank us later.
Recipe by:
Hebbars Kitchen


1. Put the cooker to heat, add 2 tsp ghee to it. when sufficiently hot, add half from 3/4 tsp cumin seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder, finely chopped green chili, finely chopped ginger, curry leaves too. roast it slightly.

2. Add finely chopped tomato, cook the tomatoes till mashed. when ghee starts separating, add soaked red lentils. mix well. mix and roast the dal with spices for 1 minute. we have added 2 cups water to it. mix well.

3. Add a little from 1/4 tsp red chili powder, salt to taste. mix well. close the cooker and cook the dal until single whistle. reduce flame. cook the dal on low flame for 2 minutes. turn off flame. keep the dal in the cooker itself, till the pressure comes out.

4. Open the cooker, stir the dal. add a little green coriander to dal and mix it. take out the dal in a bowl.

5. For tempering, add 1 tsp ghee to the pan. heat it. add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds to it, 1 green chili vertically sliced, 1 to 2 curry leaves. slightly roast them. turn off flame. add some red chili to it. pour the tadka over the dal.mix it.

6. Mouth drooling red masoor dal tadka is ready to be relished. you can serve red masoor dal with chapati, paratha, naan or rice.


This quantity of dal is suffecient for 3 to 4 members of family.

By Nishamadhulika