How to make Masoor Suva Dal -

Dill flavoured split lentils.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Red Lentils (मसूर), Dill Leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Masoor Suva Dal

Masoor Suva Dal Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masoor Suva Dal Recipe

  • Red Lentils soaked for 15 minutes and drained 1 cup

  • Dill Leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 3-4

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Place red lentils in a pressure cooker, add turmeric powder, salt and one and a half cups of hot water and pressure cook till two whistles are given out. Open the lid when the pressure reduces completely and whisk well.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add curry leaves, garlic, green chillies and onions and sauté till the onions are lightly browned.

Step 3

Add the cooked lentil and one cup of water, mix and bring the mixture to a boil. Add dill leaves, mix well and simmer for five to seven minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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