Masala Masoor – Spicy Whole Lentil Curry

Masala Masoor

Masala Masoor


  • Masoor, (whole lentil), 1 cup
  • Onions, 2 medium, sliced
  • Tomatoes, 2 large, chopped
  • Ghee (purified butter), 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander

For paste

  • Garlic, 3-4 cloves
  • Dry chilies, 2-3 (to taste)
  • Coriander seeds, 2 teaspoons
  • Ginger, 1 inch piece


  1. Wash the masoor and pressure cook it with 2 cups water (3 whistles)
  2. Ground into paste the ingredients mentioned under paste
  3. Heat the ghee in a vessel and fry the sliced onions for 2-3 minutes
  4. Once the onion turns brown, add the paste and fry it for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add the cooked masoor and salt and let it cook for 3-4 minutes
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with any Indian break or rice

Serves: 4

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