Masoor dal (red lenthil)

Masoor dal recipe (Red lentil recipe)
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Diet : Vegan, Vegetarian
Total time : 25 mins
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Masoor dal recipe (Red lentil recipe)

Summary Not available
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: 10-30 min, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes, Indian Home Style, North India
Person: 2
Calories: 582kcal


  • 200 g red lenthil
  • 50 g gram lentil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 chilies
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Stovetop masoor dal Add masoor dal & moong dal (optional) to a pot or pressure cooker
  • Wash it a few times until the water runs clear
  • Next add chopped tomatoes, water and green chili
  • Pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles on a medium heat
  • If cooking in a pot, cook on a medium heat until soft adding more water if needed
  • Once the pressure releases, open the cooker
  • Mash the dal to suit your liking
  • You can make it smooth or keep it grainy
  • If needed you can pour 2 to 3 tbsp water to bring it to a consistency
  • Tempering Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan
  • Add mustard, cumin, red chilies and garlic
  • Saute until the garlic turns slightly golden
  • Turn off the heat and add hing, chili powder and turmeric
  • You can also add in garam masala if using
  • Quickly pour this off to the dal
  • Time to add salt and kasuri methi if using
  • Mix and simmer for 2 mins
  • If using coriander leaves add them now
  • Squeeze in some lemon before serving
  • Masoor dal is ready to serve with roti or rice
  • Instant pot masoor dal Press saute button on the Instant pot and pour oil to the inner pot
  • Add mustard, cumin, broken red chilies and garlic
  • When they splutter add tomatoes along with salt, chilli powder, hing, garam masala (optional) and turmeric
  • Saute for 1 min
  • Next add dal, green chilli and pour water
  • Stir well and deglaze to release any bits of food stuck
  • Secure the Instant pot with lid
  • Set the steam release handle to sealing
  • Optional :You can cook basmati rice together by placing the rice bowl on a long legged trivet
  • Press pressure cook button and set the timer for 7 mins
  • Wait for the pressure to release naturally
  • When the pin drops, open the IP
  • Stir well and add more salt & hot water if needed
  • Cook on saute mode to bring to consistency if needed
  • Squeeze lemon juice and serve masoor dal with rice


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Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 1547mg | Fiber: 37g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2313IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 14mg

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