Masoor Ki Daal

This daal is a favorite in our home.  I make it at least once a week.  It is Hasan's favorite and he calls it "Yellow Daal".  My husband actually taught me to make this daal and I made a few tweeks to the quantity of the ingredients. It's a very simple and easy recipe.  I hope you give it a try.

We usually have this like a soup but you can have it with roti or rice and as an accompaniment for some kebobs.  I usually soak the daal prior to cooking to speed up the cooking time. 

Masoor Ki Daal

1 cup masoor ki daal (red split lentil), washed and picked over
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
pinch of turmeric
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
2-3 tbsp lemon juice (or to taste)

2 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced (if they are large, use 2)

If you have time soak the daal in water for at least 15 minutes.  If you are soaking the daal, prior to cooking pour out as much water as possible.  Add 2 1/2 cups water, red chilli flakes, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and partially cover.  If the daal gets too thick add some more water.  Once the daal is cooked, add the lemon juice and remove from heat.

In a small skillet, add the olive oil and sliced garlic cloves.  Heat over high heat until garlic cloves turn light brown.  Add to the daal and mix.  Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice as required.

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  1. Good job on the photo Asiya!! Looks great :)

  2. Healthy recipe & it looks great !! You've perfectly made too! So happy to follow your lovely blog :)

  3. Dal - chawal .....the best comfort food for me. Nice presentation.

  4. Yummy Yummy........iam sure this tastes simply superb....Going 2 try this soon......

  5. daal looks fabulous... my favourite as well...

  6. dal looks wonderful delicious presentation

  7. I already saved this recipe for a future reference. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful picture! Simple & delicious looking daal!

  9. I love masoor ki daal - you are one of my favourite Indian buddies :D

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  10. Your recipe sounds so easy to make

  11. I love, Daal. Your recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for being a part of the YBR :)

  12. Today we made masoor ki daal but instead of olive oil, I used desi ghee and boy everybody loved it. Try desi ghee next time and feel the difference. :D Loving the images though.

    1. Thanks!!! So glad it turned out well. I actually made it today! I'm sure ghee would make it even more yummy but I never buy it. If you have a picture of it please feel free to upload it to me Facebook page!

  13. Just came by to check your recipe out - I learnt to make one exactly like this from my in laws too!

  14. I've been making this weekly and absolutely love it. The recipe is simple but still results in delicious daal. Thank you for sharing this!


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