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red dal



Red Dal or Masoor Dal is a lentil dish from India, often made into a soup-like consistency. This healthy and hearty dish is packed with protein and fiber and is becomes a staple in many Indian households. Further, it is seasoned with spices like turmeric, cumin, and garam masala. Paired with rice or flatbreads, it makes for a filling and nutritious meal.

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red lentils

1 cup


3 cups


1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

vegetable oil

1 tablespoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

garlic, minced

2 cloves

small onion, finely chopped


chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup

garam masala

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Rinse the lentils until the water runs clear.

Step 2:

In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the lentils, salt, turmeric, and chilli powder.

Step 3:

Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4:

In a pan, heat the oil. Add the cumin seeds, garlic, and onion. Cook until the onion is golden.

Step 5:

Add the tomatoes and cook until they're soft.

Step 6:

Pour the onion-tomato mixture into the lentils. Add the garam masala and stir well.

Step 7:

Let it simmer for another 10 minutes.

Step 8:

Serve the red dal hot with rice or flatbreads.

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