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masala dal is made from yellow moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal and toovar dal. Learn to make mixed masala dal.

But, this is one excellent masala dal you just cannot resist! made of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices.

masala dal is just the thing to have with a littler hot rice or bajra roti, jowar roti to complete a healthy Indian dinner.

masala dal is cooked in ghee that is rich in vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cells as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow.

What's better is masala dal is rich in Folic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, C and Protein.

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Masala Dal recipe - How to make Masala Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Method

For masala dal

    For masala dal
  1. To make masala dal, wash all the dal together. Drain. In a pressure cooker put the dals, salt and 1½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked dal, salt, 1 cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve the masala dal hot with rice or parathas.

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what is masala dal made of ?

  1. what is  masala dal made of ? See below image of list of ingredients for masala dal.

cooking the dals

  1. In a bow put 2 1/2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram). The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn.
  2. Add 2 1/2 tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein
  3. Add 2 1/2 tbsp urad dal or  chilkewali urad dal (spit black gram with skin). It is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes.
  4. Add 2 1/2 tbsp toovar (arhar) dalToor Dal (tuvar dal, arhar dal, toovar dal) : Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health.
  5. Add enough water to wash the dals. See the dirt. You will need to change the water several times.
  6. Washed dals.
  7. Drain.
  8. Put washed and drained dals in a pressure cooker.
  9. Add salt to taste. We added 1/4th tsp salt.
  10. Add 1½ cups of water.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  13. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

paste for masala dal

  1. In a mixer put garlic (lehsun) cloves.
  2. Add 1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  4. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  5. Add 1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania).
  6. Add whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp sliced ginger (adrak).
  8. Add 1 stick cinnamon (dalchini).
  9. Add cloves (laung / lavang).
  10. Add 2 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch).
  11. Gradually add 6 tablespoons water to grind into a paste.
  12. Grind to a smooth paste.

making masala dal

  1. To make masala dal recipe | mixed masala dal | dal fry | healthy masala dal | heat 1 tbls ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai.
  2. Add 1/4 cup grated onions.
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared paste.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes.
  7. Add 2 tbsp of water.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the cooked dal.
  11. Add salt to taste. We added 1/2 tsp salt. 
  12. Add 1 cup water. 
  13. Mix well.
  14. Cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  15. Garnish masala dal | mixed masala dal | dal fry | healthy masala dal | with coriander.
  16. Serve masala dal | mixed masala dal | dal fry | healthy masala dal | hot with rice or parathas.

pro tips for masala dal

  1. Masala dal rich in Folic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, C and Protein. 
Accompaniments

Chana Dal Paratha 
Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha 
Jalebi Paratha 
Jowar Aur Pudina ki Roti 
Masala Paratha ( Desi Khana) 
Onion Roti 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy155 cal
Protein8.5 g
Carbohydrates21.8 g
Fiber3.8 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12 mg
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Masala Dal
5
 on 17 Jun 17 03:04 PM


Good receipe ..simple to cook and was tasty..thank you for the receipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ritesh , we are delighted you loved the Masala Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking
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19 Jun 17 09:34 AM
Masala Dal
5
 on 17 Jun 16 11:36 PM


I have tried this masala cal with 3different Dal''s and it became tastey everyone loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Monali , we are delighted you loved the Masala Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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18 Jun 16 09:22 AM
Masala Dal
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 on 05 Jun 16 03:47 PM


I replaced the ghee with coconut oil and coconut milk to finish it off ( vegan friendly ) and tested amazing!! Thank you!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, That''s great. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they tured out. Happy Cooking !!
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06 Jun 16 08:59 AM
Masala Dal
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 on 30 May 16 01:11 AM


Hv tried it.....it came vry tasty??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ruma , we are delighted you loved the Masala Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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30 May 16 09:36 AM
Masala Dal
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 on 24 Apr 16 07:31 AM


Yummy recipe.. .thanks to tarla
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Tarla Dalal    Hi M , we are delighted you loved the Masala Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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25 Apr 16 04:23 PM
Masala Dal
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 on 09 Feb 15 01:22 PM


The flavor was out of this world!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Masala Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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25 Apr 16 04:25 PM
Masala Dal
5
 on 13 Sep 14 07:31 AM


Absolutely delicious dal.. The best dal recipe I have ever made. Thank u tarla ji
Masala Dal
5
 on 25 Oct 12 10:21 AM


Four dals, masoor, moong, tuvar and urad dal cooked in a spicy rich paste.
Masala Dal
5
 on 12 Sep 12 12:00 PM


A spicy combination of moong dal, madooo dal, urad dal and tovar dal. A nice flavor comes from the Kashmiri chillies.
Masala Dal
5
 on 06 Apr 11 02:49 PM


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