Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mash Ki Daal-Masalay Wali ( Curried White Lentils )

Mash Ki Daal - Masalay Wali ...White Lentils cooked in spicy tomato curry.

Mash Ki Daal-Masalay Wali ( Curried White Lentils )

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 45 - 50 minutes
* Serves : 3 - 4

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm. Daal Maash ( White lentil )
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ginger & garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp. mint leaves
  • 1 tsp. ginger, cut in very thin slices
    Method :
    • Wash & soak the lentil in water for about half an hour.
    • Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. 
    • Add onion and fry on medium heat until it turns golden.
    • Add cumin seeds; fry for few seconds.
    • Add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, red chillies powder, turmeric powder; fry for few seconds ( take care not to burn it ).
    • Add tomato, salt and ( 1/2 cup ) water.
    • Cover & cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until the tomatoes are softened & the water dries out.
    • Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture leaves oil.
    • Add the soaked lentil & ( 1 to 1 1/2 cup ) water; stir well.
    • Cover & cook on low heat until lentil is tender, but not mushy & the water is almost dry.
    • Garnish with green chilies, mint leaves & ginger.
    • Serve with Chapati or Naan along with fresh salad & pickle. 

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. Healthy and yummy curry..perfect with rotis

    2. my fav and i like it very much first time isaw on blog. looking tempting

    3. Dal looks simply delicious and tempting. Clicks look great as well .

      Hamaree Rasoi

    4. Looks so yummmy! I love lentils! Thanks for sharing!

    5. A very filling side dish .... looks very nice:)

    6. Nutritious and comforting dal..

    7. I make this dal,simple n comforting..

    8. Lovely daal...simple and flavourful.

    9. looks wonderful!!Will make a Gr8 combo with hot paratthas..

      Sunanda's Kitchen

    10. Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments :)

    11. looks nice combo and delicious too .......

    12. Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

    13. Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all in no time :))
      US Masala

    14. The dal looks so inviting .. first time to your space and I am going to follow you to keep in touch.

      Do visit me as time permits and hope you would follow me too !!


    15. i really want to have this with rotis........yummy........

    16. Thank you so much to all of you for liking it. There is one more with this lentil ... that's my favorite :)

      Thank you Kalyani for stopping by :)

      Thank you Vardhini for following. Will surely check yours :)

    17. mmm...yummy recipe...u hav got a very awesome blog ur recipes are awesome..i'm happy follower of ur blog now....u hav got a very wonderful space plz come and visit my blog when time permits....

    18. What a beautiful dish! It looks very healthy and so flavorful!

    19. Thank you so much Katerina, Deepthi, Faith & Akheela fr stopping by :)

      Thank you Deepthi for your nice words about my blog & my recipes. Thanks for following ... Will surely check yours :)

    20. That looks like an interesting way to cook dals, never tried it this way! Looks delicious!

    21. Thank you so much Plateful for visiting :)

    22. Dear Ambreen, The ingredients in this lentil dish are so many of my favorites. I know that this dish would be very pleasing to me.
      Thank you for your visit to my blog and for following. I hope that you will visit again.
      Blessings, Catherine

    23. Thank you so much Catherine for stopping by & leaving nice comment. Would love to visit your blog again :)


    Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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