Creamy Red Lentils (Masoor Ki Dal)

Serve this tasty north Indian dish with basmati rice.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup red split lentils (masoor dal), well rinsed
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder

Directions

  • In a deep pot, combine 4 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Bring to a boil. Add all the lentils and mix well. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are soft. If the water begins to dry out, add up to ½ cup more. (The consistency should be like a creamy soup.) Remove from heat.
  • Using a spoon, mash the cooked lentils. Set aside.
  • In a medium pan, heat the remaining vegetable oil. Add the cumin seeds. When they begin to sizzle, add the garlic and red chili powder; sauté for about 20 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and pour over the lentils. Mix well and serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup red split lentils (masoor dal), well rinsed
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder

Directions

  • In a deep pot, combine 4 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Bring to a boil. Add all the lentils and mix well. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are soft. If the water begins to dry out, add up to ½ cup more. (The consistency should be like a creamy soup.) Remove from heat.
  • Using a spoon, mash the cooked lentils. Set aside.
  • In a medium pan, heat the remaining vegetable oil. Add the cumin seeds. When they begin to sizzle, add the garlic and red chili powder; sauté for about 20 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and pour over the lentils. Mix well and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium590mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars0g
Protein12g