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Masoor dal or red lentils is one of the dal varieties that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is used by a larger population since it has the highest amount of protein compared to the other lentils. It tastes delicious and can be prepared in various ways. Masoor dal is a quick cook lentil and can be prepared just under 20 to 25 mins.

Most Indian homes use a pressure cooker to cook dal as it saves some time. But masoor dal can be prepared in a pot as it doesn’t take much time. Any dal recipe can be prepared in various ways. I have shared one of the simplest ways to make this dish.

Masoor dal tastes bland so I do prefer to use some spices for flavoring. You can also add ingredients like garam masala, whole spices, kasuri methi or amchur powder to suit your liking. It can be enjoyed with roti or rice. Some pickle & papads will go well in the meal.

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Masoor dal recipe | How to make masoor dal
masoor dal recipe

Masoor dal is a red lentil dish prepared in Indian style with basic spices and seasoning.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Yield / Serves: 2 to 3

Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • ½ cup masoor dal / red lentils
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped
  • 1 green chili (optional)
  • 1¼ cup water

Seasoning

  • 1 tbsps ghee or oil
  • 1 red chili broken
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • ¼ tsp mustard (optional)
  • ½ tsp jeera/ cumin
  • generous pinch of hing
  • salt as needed
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder

optional

  • a large pinch of garam masala
  • ¼ tsp kasuri methi

How to make the recipe

  1. Add dal to a pot or pressure cooker. Wash it a few times.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, water and green chili.
  3. Pressure cook for 1 whistle on a medium heat. If cooking in a pot, cook on a medium heat until soft.
  4. Once the pressure goes down, open the cooker.
  5. Mash the dal to suit your liking. You can make it smooth or keep it grainy. If needed you can pour 2 to 3 tbsp water to bring it to a consistency.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan.
  7. Add mustard, cumin, red chilies and garlic.
  8. Saute until the garlic turns slightly golden.
  9. Turn off the heat and add hing, turmeric and chili powder. You can also add in garam masala if using.
  10. Quickly pour this off to the dal.
  11. Add salt and kasuri methi if using.
  12. Mix and simmer for 2 mins.
  13. Masoor dal is ready to serve with roti or rice.

How to make masoor dal

1. Add dal to a pot or pressure cooker. Wash it well a few times. Add chopped tomatoes, green chilli and water. You can skip chilies if you have kids at home.

2. Pressure cook on a medium heat for 1 whistle. If cooking in a pot, cook until the dal turns soft.

3. When the pressure goes down, open the lid.

4. Mash it to suit your liking – smooth or coarse. You can also add 2 to 3 tbsp water to bring it to a desired consistency.

5. Heat 1 tbsp ghee. Add one after the other – mustard (optional), jeera, garlic and red chilies.

6. When the garlic turns slightly golden, add hing, turmeric and chili powder. If you desire you can add a pinch of garam masala.

7. Chili powder tends to burn quickly so immediately pour this to the dal.

8. Keep the stove flame on a low to medium heat.

9. Add salt and mix well.

10. Simmer for 2 mins and turn off the stove.

Serve masoor dal with rice or roti, some papads, pickle, veggie salad and curd.
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