Masoor Dal

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by hr7280

simple indian food

Top Review by Shalabhanjika

This dal is truly excellent. So delicious! I made it to the recipe, except for omitting the dried red chile and adding extra green chile, since I always seem to burn my dried chiles. I also cooked the lentils uncovered for a while, to try to make them less soupy since I accidentally made mush out of my brown basmati rice lol. Five stars for easy prep, much of which can be done while lentils are cooking/water is boiling. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add lentils. When it comes back to a boil, cook for five minutes uncovered, then turn the heat down and cover, cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add salt, ginger, chile, coriander, cumin and tumeric. Cook for ten more minutes until lentils are very soft.
  4. Turn heat down to low.
  5. In a small pan, heat oil until very hot. Add mustard seeds. When they have finished popping, add chili pieces and then asafoetida. Pour hot oil into lentil pot and cover quickly.
  6. Turn off heat and let sit for five minutes. Add lemon or lime juice, adjust seasonings. Serve with cilantro.

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