Masoor Dal recipe

Masoor Dal Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Masoor Dal is a delicious Indian lentil recipe which is easy to cook, healthy and tastes fabulous. Pair it with rice or roti for a hearty meal.



  • 1 cup Black Masoor Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Dry Mango Powder

For tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Heeng
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder


  1. Wash the dal and soak in enough water for 20 minutes.

  2. Drain the water and add the dal in a pressure cooker.

  3. Add salt, turmeric powder and water in the cooker and pressure cook until dal is softened.

  4. Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

  5. Add dry mango powder and mix well.

  6. Heat ghee in a pan.

  7. Once the ghee is hot, add heeng, cumin seeds and garlic and fry for a few seconds.

  8. Remove the pan from heat and add red chilli powder and pour the tempering over the dal and mix well.

  9. Serve hot with steamed rice or Roti and dry sabzi.

Recipe Notes

If you wish you can also add a nice onion and tomato gravy in this recipe itself. Just saute onion, tomatoes green chillies and ginger in two tablespoons of oil and cook until the oil separates. Add this gravy into the dal and mix it nicely. So this is how you can make masoor dal with onion and tomato gravy as well.

‚óŹ Masoor Dal tends to thicken as soon as you turn off the flame. So kindly adjust the consistency of dal accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Masoor Dal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.