Masoor Dal is a fragrant and flavorful Indian spiced lentil curry made with red lentils, dried red chilis, onion, garlic, and cumin seeds. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Masoor Dal (Red Lentil Dal)
– Masoor dal – Olive oil or Ghee – Whole dried red chilies – Onion – Garlic
– Salt – Ground turmeric – Fresh tomatoes – Water – Cumin seeds
Rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove any dust and dirt. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
Rinse the Dal
Heat oil or ghee in a large pot. Add the dried red chilies and chopped onion and saute. Stir in the minced garlic, salt, ground turmeric, and red lentils.
Sauté the aromatics
Bring to a low boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the tadka
Carefully pour the tempering oil and spices (tadka) into the pot with the cooked lentils and mix well to combine. Allow everything to simmer for 1-2 minutes.