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1. Daal with basil leaves

Delight your taste buds with this delicious and healthy daal!
Here’s how to make it!
Course Snack


  • 0.5 cup Moong or Toor Dal
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chili
  • 0.5 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 0.25 cup Basil leaves
  • 0.25 cup Sliced onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil/Ghee


  • Wash and soak dal for 30-40 minutes
  • Drain water and pressure cook with freshwater, turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt for 3-4 whistles
  • Allow pressure to release naturally
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and let them splutter
  • Add finely green chili, onions, ginger, and garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes or until onions turn slightly brown
  • Next, add turmeric powder, salt, roughly chopped basil leaves, cooked dal, and mix well
  • Add warm water if required to adjust consistency and bring it to a boil
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes and take off the flame


Enjoy this delicious recipe with brown rice, jeera rice, or rotis!
Keyword basil leaves, lentil, masoor dal