Recipe for Masala Dal


  • 1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • 5 slit Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
  • 1 tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (Raai / Raee)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed (Zeera)
  • 2 chopped Tomato
  • 1 tbl spoon Oil
  • 1 medium sized sliced Onion

Cooking Directions

Wash and soak the gram for 30 minutes.

Grind the grated coconut with a little water to a smooth paste in a blender.keep aside.

Fry the sliced onions till golden brown. remove and keep aside.

Cook the gram in a pressure cooker with just sufficient water to cook the dal until soft.

Remove the lid of the cooker and add the green chillies , turmeric powder tomatoes and salt. cook for 3 minutes.

When the tomatoes are cooked add the coconut paste. mix thoroughly.

Cook for a minute and remove from the flame.

Heat the oil in a pan. add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cumin seeds.

Fry for a few seconds over a low flame. pour over the dal.

Serve hot garnished with the fried onions and the chopped coriander leaves.

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