Red Lentils are a good source of potassium,protein and iron.Try this simple and quick way to make home cooked fresh Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) curry.


  • 1 cup Masoor Dal (Red Lentils)
  • 1 Onion -finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato-finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger and Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chilies
  • Coriander leaves and Mint leaves- finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Wash lentils & drain thoroughly.
  • In a large non-stick saucepan or khadhai,add oil at medium heat. Then add onion and fry till they are slightly golden in color.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste, fry for 1 minute.Next add tomato, red chili powder, turmeric powder, green chili and mix well,stir it till tomatoes gets smooth and mushy.
  • Add lentils,1 cup water and add coriander and mint leaves,mix it well.
  • Then cover the pan let it cook until all the liquid evaporates,leave till done.Once done add salt to taste. Remove from the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.Serve hot with chapatis.