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Dal is a type of lentil curry that is popular in South Asian cuisine. It is made by boiling lentils in water and then adding spices and other ingredients such as onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and chilies. Dal is usually served with rice or roti and is a staple of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. Dal is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split yellow lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


chopped cilantro

1/4 cup


2 cups



Step 1:

Rinse the lentils in a bowl of cold water and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafoetida. Let the spices sizzle for a few seconds.

Step 3:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until the onion is lightly browned.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes, green chilies, cilantro, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the lentils and 2 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 7:

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are cooked and the mixture is thick.

Step 8:

Serve the dal hot with steamed rice or roti. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 521646 users have chowed down on Dal a whopping 2264431 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal is the food of choice for 19-23 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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