Masala Dal Recipe

by Annamma Philipose

Masala Dal Recipe


• 1 Cup Split Red Lentil

• 6 Slit Green Chilies

• 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves

• ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder

• ½ Cup Grated Coconut

• Salt To Taste

• 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 Tsp Cumin Seed

• 2 Chopped Tomato

• 1 Tbsp Oil

• 2 Onions

• Salt to Taste


• Wash and soak the gram for 30 minutes.

• Grind the grated coconut with a little water to a smooth paste.

• Fry the sliced onions in heated oil till they become pinkish brown.

• Cook the gram in a pressure cooker with salt and just sufficient water to cook the dal.

• When the dal is cooked, remove the lid of the cooker and add green chilies, turmeric powder tomatoes and salt.

• Cook for 5 minutes.

• Add coconut paste and mix well.

• Cook for 2 minutes and remove from the flame.

• In heated oil, add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add cumin seeds.

• Fry for few seconds and pour over the dal.

• Garnish with fried onions and chopped coriander leaves.



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