Masoor Dal

Recipe by Zeke Koch
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




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