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Masoor Dal Recipe

Masoor dal (spiced red lentils) is extremely delicious and flavourful red lentil soup.
Servings 5 Serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

For Tadka

Instructions

  • First, wash the lentils thoroughly.
  • Place a pan on the stove on medium heat and add 2 tbsp oil.
  • Once the oil is heated add the whole cumin seeds and curry leaves. Then stir them for 30 seconds, or until the seeds splutter.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute until they become soft.
  • Now add the garlic ginger paste and the slitted green chilies, and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Then add the washed lentils and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of hot water and give another stir.
  • Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender on medium heat.
  • When the lentils are tender whisk them to break the grains properly.
  • Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and give it a mix.
  • Now to prepare the tadka place another small pan on medium heat and add 2 tbsp oil.
  • Then add the chopped garlic fry for few seconds until slightly brown.
  • Then add whole cumin seeds, dried red chilies, the curry leaf and stir it again for few seconds.
  • Add the red chili powder at the end, give a quick stir.
  • Pour the tadka on top of the cooked lentils, a quick stir and your very flavorful delicious tadka dal is ready to serve. You can serve the dal with rice or roti.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Masoor Dal Recipe
Serving Size
 
5 Servings
Amount per Serving
Calories
264
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12.7
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
4.8
g
30
%
Cholesterol
 
17
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
12
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
28.1
g
9
%
Sugar
 
3.2
g
4
%
Protein
 
10.8
g
22
%
Calcium
 
39
mg
4
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.