Monday, 18 December 2017

Masoor Dal Fry/ Red lentil Stew cooked with Spices

Masoor Dal Fry/ Red lentil Stew cooked with Spices-A must try recipe

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Total Preparation Time : 25 Minutes

Massor dal/red lentil is very popular in north India. It is consumed in daily basis as this dal/lentil has many benefits.But in Odisha we hardly use massor dal. In few homes the used to cook this dal, so thought to share a very delicious recipe of masoor dal.

Before we start just to want to share few benefits of Masoor dal/Red lentil below-
  • Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber.
  • Lentils are also a great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health. Folate lowers your homocysteine levels, a serious risk factor for heart disease.
  • Lentil have soluble fiber  and it traps carbohydrates, slowing down digestion and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
  • Lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein

Course: Main Course(Vegan/Vegetarian)
Cuisine: North India
Servings :6 persons


Masoor dal-2cup
10 pods(finely chopped)

Ginger 1inch(finely chopped)
Green chilly 3nos(finely chopped)
Tomatoes 2medium size (roughly chopped)
Coriander Powder 1tbsp
Kashmir chilly powder 1tbsp
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Garam masala 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 2tbsp
Cumin 1tbsp
Vegetable oil 5-6tbs
Water 4cup
Salt to taste


  • Need to soak Masoor dal for half an hour
  • Now take pressure cooker put vegetable oil and once oil is heated 
  • Now add cumin let it crackle
  • Now add garlic,ginger and green chilly wait till garlic turns slight brown and raw smell goes off
  •  Now add tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn little mushy.
  • Now then add coriander powder,chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt
  •  saute it till masala till it roasted and cooked( all raw smell of masala goes off and oil start coming from sides)
  • Now add Masoor dal n give water and close the lid and give 1-2whistle
  • Let all the gas get released from cooker and your Masoor dal fry is ready to serve
  • Pour little ghee on top while serving the dal fry!
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Will be back soon with a more variation of dal/lentil recipes with my twist!!!

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