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I doubt, if there can be any better accompaniment for plain rice than this Home Style Veg Masoor Dal! Yeah, taken from my mom's cookbook and with my own improvizations, this Home Style Veg Masoor Dal has been winning the love of my family and friends for long! Do try it out and let me know how it truned out for you.
  Whole masoor 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed and soaked for 1-2 hours (Red Lentil)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Jeera Seeds)
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Green chillies 2 , finely chopped
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Hing)
  Tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dhania-jeera powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Cumin-Coriander)
  Sambhar powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Parsi)
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  French bean pieces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Small Pieces)
  Cauliflower florets 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Carrot pieces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Small Pieces)
  Peas 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar/Malt vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Coriander 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Leaves 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

1 In a pressure cooker , heat the oil.
2 Add in the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
3 When the cumin seeds begin to splutter, add onion, garlic and chilies and fry till onions are golden brown.
4 Add in the asafoetida and cook well for 1-2 minutes.
5 Add in the tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, dhania jeera powder, parsi sambhar powder, garam masala and salt and cook well till tomatoes are done.
6 Add in the masoor dal, all the vegetables and water as required.
7 Pressure cook until done.
8 Remove from the heat and transfer the dal to another vessel.
9 Return to the heat, and add in sugar and vinegar to taste.

10 serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 338 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.7%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g7.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 198.2 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.9 g47.7%

Sugars 6.1 g

Protein 15 g30.1%

Vitamin A 46.9% Vitamin C 49.6%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 18.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Home Style Veg Masoor Dal Recipe