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Masoor Dal

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  Red lentils 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (masoor dal)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium
  Tomatoes 1 Medium, crushed
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Paprika 2 Teaspoon
  Fresh coriander leaves 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Chili powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Wash the lentils in cold water and soak until required.

2. In a pan, add oil , saute the ginger, garlic and onions until golden brown.
3. Add the crushed tomatoes, the tomato paste, all the spices and mix well.
4. Add 1/2 cup of hot water and stir well.
5. Drain the lentils and stir into the pan.
6. Add another 1/2 cup of hot water, mix well and simmer covered on a medium to low heat for 15-20 minutes.

7. Serve the dish with white boiled or steamed rice or rotis, garnished with cut tomatoes and chopped corriander if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
indian red lentil curry
Here is a rich curry, which can be prepared in minutes! Check out Masoor dal. A very common dish in Indian households, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare. This is served with cooked rice. Add a vegetable dish to it and you get a complete meal.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 315 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.2%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 552.4 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.5 g41.9%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 14 g27.3%

Vitamin A 28.3% Vitamin C 25.9%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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