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Masoor Ki Dal

Course Dinner, Lunch Box, Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine North Indian
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type North Indian Dals
Author Srivalli


  • To be pressure cooked
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
  • Cooking Oil few drops
  • For tempering
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 medium Bay Leaf
  • 3 to 4 Cloves
  • 2 long Green Chilies
  • 3 tsp Onions
  • Salt to taste
  • After Boiling
  • 2 tbsp Curds
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder


  • Wash and take the masoor dal in a pressure cooker along with turmeric powder, oil. Add with twice the amount of water, cover with lid and pressure cook for 1 - 2 whistle.
  • Once the pressure falls down, heat a non stick pan with ghee and temper with cumin seeds, bay leaf. Saute well.
  • Then add chopped green chilies, chopped garlic and finely chopped onions. Saute till the onions are browned.
  • Now add the boiled dal and mix well. Add 2 cups of water and simmer for 5 mins. Towards the end add the red chili powder and curds, cook for another 10 mins.
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