Masoor Dhuli Dal (Pink Dal)

May 28, 2020

This light Masoor Dal is best served with some steamed basmati rice, pickle and papad and a comforting Indian meal is ready. It is a good accompaniment with vegetable or cucumber raita/yogurt and a vegetable salad.


  1. Dal- 250 g
  2. Onion- 2 medium
  3. Tomato- 2 medium
  4. Turmeric- 1/4th spoon
  5. Salt- to taste
  6. Oil- 1 spoon
  7. Water- 1kg

Ingredients for Temper/ tadka

  1. Garlic- 3-4 cloves
  2. Green Chillies- long cut
  3. Red chilly powder- 1/4th spoon
  4. Onion (optional)- 1
  5. Cumin- 1/4th spoon
  6. Oil- 1 serving spoon


  1. Wash and soak the dal overnight.
  2. Boil it for 15-20 mins (maximum ½ hour) with all the chopped ingredients and masalas.
  3. Prepare the temper/ tadka.
  4. Heat oil in a big pan.
  5. Add to it cumin, onion and garlic and green chillies.
  6. Once the ingredients give out oil, add the masalas to the temper mix.
  7. Mix the temper with the dal, and give it one final boil.
  8. The Dal is ready to be served.