Kaali Masoor / Brown Lentil Dal

Like famous toor dal which goes so well with rice, there is another dal which is a substitute and it is sabut kaali masoor dal. It can also be enjoyed with phulkas.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Whole Brown Lentil (Sabut Kaali Masoor) – 1/2 cup (soaked for 30 mins)
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato – 2 medium (puree)
  4. Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/6 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Ghee (Unsalted Butter) – 1 tbsp
  10. Water – 2 cups
  11. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Kaali Masoor Dal:

  1. Pressure cook the dal along with salt for around 15-20 mins on medium flame or until soft
  2. Meanwhile heat ghee in a pan
  3. Add cumin seeds. Let it splutter
  4. Add onions and asafoetida. Saute till onions are golden brown
  5. Add tomato puree and spices – red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder
  6. Cook till ghee starts to separate
  7. Add cooked dal to the pan. Mix well
  8. Cook for another 2-3 mins
  9. Your Kaali Masoor Dal is ready
  10. Serve hot with rice or phulkas.

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