Masoor Dal

This is a very simple and comforting everyday dish served with hot steaming rice or roti. It is very simple to prepare and healthy too.

Masoor Dal

This is a very simple and comforting everyday dish served with hot steaming rice or roti. It is very simple to prepare and healthy too.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 11 Nov 2015

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 1

Wash the masoor dal/lentils well with water. Soak for 30-40 minutes.

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Step 2 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 2

Pressure cook the dal/lentils with 2.5 to 3 cups water – 2 whistles.

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Step 3 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 3

Heat oil and ghee together in a pan.

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Step 4 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 4

Add cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaves. Now add whole jeera/cumin seeds and the chopped onions and green chilies and fry till the onions are browned.

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Step 5 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 5

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute or till the raw aroma of ginger garlic disappears.

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Step 6 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 6

Add the tomatoes and fry again for a few minutes till the tomatoes become soft.

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Step 7 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 7

Add all the dry powders, cover the pan and cook on a low flame till the oil separates from the masala.

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Step 8 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 8

Add the boiled masoor dal to the masala mix well and add salt.

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Step 9 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 9

Add water according to the consistency of the dal required.

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Step 10 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 10

Simmer the dal on a low or medium flame for 15- 20 minutes to get a creamier consistency

Step 11

If using cream, then add it now.

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Step 12 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 12

Garnish the masoor dal chopped coriander leaves.

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Step 13 Masoor Dal  Recipe

Step 13

Serve with rice or rotis

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