Masala Masoor Dal

Masala Masoor Dal is a culinary delight which is prepared with spices and lentils.


    Masoor dal (rinsed) :- 2 cups
    Garam masala :- 1-1/2 tsp
    Turmeric :- 1-½ tsp
    Salt :- 1 tsp
    Oil :- 1/3 cup
    Onion (chopped) :- 1-½
    Garlic (chopped and separated) :- 1
    Ginger root (chopped) :- 1
    Chilies (chopped) :- 2
    Tomatoes (chopped) :- 2
    Coriander (chopped) :- 1 bunch
    Water as required

tools required


Serving bowl


preparation method

Boil the masoor dal for 15 minutes and when dal is half-cooked, put half tsp of garam masala, salt and half tsp of turmeric.

Once masoor dal is cooked, remove the lid, keep as much water to maintain thin consistency and then switch off the flame.

In a wok, heat oil and put onions in it. Cook until soft.

Add ginger, green chilies and garlic. Keep frying.

Add leftover turmeric and garam masala. Stir well until mixture begins to thick.

Mix coriander and tomatoes to it. Cook until tomatoes are cooked.

Pour this mixture in masoor dal and simmer.

Serve hot.

Serving Suggestions

    Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with steamed rice.

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