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Sabut Masoor Ki Dal   Recipe

Whole lentils cooked with spices make an extremely delicious accompaniment.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Sabut Masoor Ki Dal

Main Ingredients

Lentils, Salt




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Lentils
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Ginger finely chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaves
  • Tomato finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Green chillies slit
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    a few sprigs


Step 1

Wash and cook lentils with four cups of water, salt and ginger in a pressure cooker till three whistles. Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds and bay leaves.

Step 2

When the cumin seeds begin to change colour, add tomatoes and stir-fry till fat separates.

Step 3

Add green chillies, garam masala powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder and sauté for a minute. Add cooked lentils to the mixture and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Simmer for about ten minutes. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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