How to make Masoor Dal with Tomato - SK Khazana -

Make this flavorful masoor dal, a favorite of the Assamese, and serve it with rotis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split red lentil (masoor dal) (मसूर दाल), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Jain Cholay Rajma Dal Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal Konkani Varan sambhar

Masoor Dal with Tomato - SK Khazana

Masoor Dal with Tomato - SK Khazana 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masoor Dal with Tomato - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) soaked for 20 minutes 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon + for garnish


Step 1

Drain and put split red lentils into a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water, salt, turmeric powder and tomato and let the mixture come to a boil. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 2 whistles are given out.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a deep non-stick pan till it begins to smoke. Add cumin seeds and once they change colour, add dried red chillies, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add cooked split red lentil, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes

Step 3

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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