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Kali Masoor Dal



Kali Masoor Dal is a type of Indian lentil dish. It is made from red lentils that have been hulled and split. The lentils are cooked with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder. The dish is usually served with rice or roti. It is high in protein and fiber and is a great source of vitamins and minerals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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masoor dal (red lentils)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder (dried mango powder)

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

1 teaspoon

chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Wash and soak the masoor dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and green chilies and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, amchur powder, and salt. Sauté for a few seconds.

Step 7:

Add the soaked masoor dal and 2 cups of water.

Step 8:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 9:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and add the kasuri methi and chopped cilantro.

Step 10:

Simmer for a few minutes and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13735 users have chowed down on Kali Masoor Dal a whopping 28957 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Kali Masoor 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: Kali Masoor Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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