Recipe for Whole Masoor Dal


  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/3 tbsp White Sesame seeds
  • 2-3 no Cloves
  • 1 Big Cardamom
  • 1 small Cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • One small Bay leaf
  • 1½ tsp Oil
  • 1cup Whole lentil/whole masoor dal
  • 2tbsp vegetable Oil (for making dal)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 small tomato(finely chopped)
  • 2-3pods< of /span>garlic
  • 1 ½ tbsp tomato paste(optional)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 1tsp Lemon juice(optional)

Cooking Directions

In a pan heat the oil and roast all the spices together till they turn dark in color. The color should be a very dark brown so that you will get a good color to the masala. Keep stirring to avoid burnt spices. Once roasted, let it cool and then grind it to make a fine powder.

Take a pressure cooker add lentil with 2cups of water, boil it for 10-15 minutes.

Now in a pan add oil, when oil becomes hot add chopped onion, tomato and garlic. Fry it just for a while.

Now add 1 ½ tbsp of Grounded masala to this onion and mix it well.

Add boiled lentil to this masla mixture and let it boil for 10-15 minutes. (you can adjust water and salt as per your requirement).

Finally add lemon juice to it and mix well.

Now lentil soup is ready to serve with rice, naan bread or croutons.

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