Masur dal recipe

Masur dal,also called as red lentil.Dal is a favourite staple food for any Indian,dal and rice are called comfort food.Craving for dal can never go,a piping hot dal with spoonful of ghee and you will ask for more.

Dals are all split one’s or dhuli dal.Most important staple food in South Asian countries.

Nutritional value of a cooked dal contains 9% protein 7% water 20% carbohydrates and 1% fat.

Cooking dal is quite simple and to enhance the taste we give tadka to it.

Today’s recipe is about Masur dal and how to cook it with a lovely tadka.

Let’s see what goes in making this…

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Masur dal
Masur dal/red lentil

Masur dal


  • 1 cup masur dal
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green chillies or according to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon rai/mustard seeds
  • Oil/ghee for tadka
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tablespoon hing/asofoetida


  • Take a pressure cooker pour oil or ghee in it
  • Add rai and let it splatter
  • Add in green chillies onions and saute till soft
  • Add in ginger-garlic paste
  • Cook for seconds
  • Chop tomatoes and add in
  • Saute for a minute
  • Now,add in the given spices along with hing
  • Saute for another minute
  • Once spices have been sauted add in masur dal
  • Give it a mix
  • Add water with salt
  • Close the lid
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistle
  • Once the cooker has cooled down open the lid
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve it hot with rice or roti
  • Masur dal with simple ingredients is ready
  • Enjoy it
  • Until then keep exploring….

Pumpkin Dal/Kohda ka lagdava

Lagdava in Awadhi language is for lentil cooked with vegetable .Instead of making sabzi at times one feels like cooking every thing together and this is one such recipe for you to relax and enjoy the flavour.Most favourite lagdava are the pumpkin and lauki one in our house,though kids get a little cranky at times with lauki ,thats ok.Real taste of this dal comes when cooked on chulha or woodfire,but living in cities we can’t enjoy that,still can cook this yummy lagdava.To be very frank here me too use to not like this dal as a kid,but now its a different story.

In earlier days when men use to work in fields and women had many work related to crops like cleaning, sorting and many more in this case ladies would cook vegetable with dal for the desired nutrition and would be free with the cooking.just imagine lentils itself is full of protien and by adding veggies the nutrition level would double.

Let’s cook this Kohda ka lagdava a tribute to all the grannys …..

Kohda ka lagdava

Kohda ka Lagdava/Pumpkin dal


  • 1 cup tuvar dal
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • salt according to taste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup chopped pumpkin(cut into large cubes )
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • pinch of hing
  • Salt as per taste


  • First wash tuvar dal
  • Heat ghee in cooker
  • Add mustard seeds let them splatter
  • Once done add in green chillies/red chillies with ginger-garlic paste,saute it
  • Add in chopped onions and cook till soft
  • Add in hing and chopped kohda/pumpkin n tomato
  • saute it for a while
  • Now add in all the spices given except salt
  • Add tuvar dal mix it
  • Pour in the water for the desired consistency
  • Add salt
  • Close the lid
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • Off the flame and let cooker cool down
  • Open the lid garnish with coriander leaves
Simple lunch plate
  • The aroma of this dal will make you indulge it straightaway….
  • Have them with rice or roti or just as a soup any way it tastes best.
  • Hope you liked the recipeUntil then keep exploring…..

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