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Masoor Dal



Masoor Dal is a small, reddish-brown colored lentil that is high in protein and fiber. It has a nutty flavor and is often used in soups, curries, and stews. It is also used to make dal makhani, a popular Indian dish. Masoor Dal is a great source of plant-based protein and is a staple in many vegetarian and vegan diets.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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masoor dal (red lentils)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder (dried mango powder)

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


cumin powder

1 teaspoon

coriander leaves, finely chopped

1 teaspoon


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash and soak the masoor dal in water for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Add onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

Add the soaked masoor dal and 2 cups of water.

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal with the back of a spoon.

Step 9:

Add cumin powder and coriander leaves. Mix well.

Step 10:

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! 16585 users have chowed down on Masoor Dal a whopping 24985 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Masoor Dal, our users are head over heels in may, but the interest cools down in december.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Masoor Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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