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Masur Dal



Masur Dal is popular in Indian cuisine. It is a small, yellow-orange dal that can be cooked with various spices and served with rice or roti. It has a nutty flavor and is often used in soups, stews, curries, and other dishes. It is also used to make dosa, cheela - types of Indian pancakes. Masur Dal is a great source of plant-based protein and is a great addition to any vegetarian or vegan diet.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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masur dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons

onion, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


tomato, finely chopped


Salt to taste


2 cups

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

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

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and sauté for a minute.

Step 7:

Add the soaked masur dal and 2 cups of water.

Step 8:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal lightly.

Step 11:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves 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! 51152 users have chowed down on Masur Dal a whopping 102033 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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