Masoor Dal

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Zeke Koch

I serve this in little bowls as part of an indian meal.

Top Review by Carol Bullock

I''m a lentil hound and this filled the bill. The only change I made was to grate the ginger, rather than sticking one piece of it in there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring dal to boil in a large stock pot with 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
  2. When it comes to a boil, there will be a gray surface scum.
  3. Skim this away and then add the ginger and turmeric.
  4. Turn the heat low and simmer partially covered for 1 hour.
  5. When done, a thick puree settles on the bottom.
  6. Make sure you stir the dal several times in the last 15 minutes.
  7. Heat the oil in a small skillet and when it smokes add the pinch of asafetida.
  8. One second later, add the cumin and peppers.
  9. Cook until the peppers until both sides turn dark (a few seconds).
  10. Pour the oil spice mixture into the dal with the salt and stir for 1 minute.

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