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Masala Masoor Dal

Cuisine North Indian
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type North Indian Dals
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 medium Green Chilies chopped
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • A pinch Hing
  • 1/4 tsp Nigella Seeds / Kalonji
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Coriander chopped handful


  • Wash and pressure cook Masoor dal with 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of turmeric powder for 1 - 2 whistles.
  • Heat a kadai with ghee, temper with hing, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and nigella seeds. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add chopped garlic, green chilies and saute well. Now add all the spice powders and combine well. Simmer for few minutes till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add the cooked dal to the pan, cup of water, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with ghee and rice.
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