Masoor Dal

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
3-4 servings

For the dal

  • 1 cup lentils of your choice – yellow daal (split moong) or orange dal (masoor dal) or tur dal
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For the tempering – choose any 3 – 5 of the following ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 1 – 3 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • curry leaves
  • red chilli powder/whole red chilli
  • green chillies, chopped
  • grated ginger
  • tomatoes
  • onion
  • fresh coriander to garnish
  • Cook the lentils of your choice until they are well done and blend in a blender till smooth in consistency.
  • In a separate pot, temper with your choice of the following – 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 – 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon sticks, curry leaves, red chilli and asafoetida.


  • Add your choice of chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cook a little.
  • Add the liquid lentils, salt to taste and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Bring to boil. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot on its own or with whole rice.


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