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Kali Masoor Dal Recipe

Kali Masoor Dal Recipe

Kali Masoor Dal Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 5
Calories 217 kcal


  • 1 cup  Brown Lentils 

For Brown Lentils

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • ¾ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cloves
  • 4 Black Pepper
  • 1 Bay leave
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 4 Red Chilies
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Pulp


  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seed
  • 2 twigs  Curry Leaves
  • Fresh Coriander


  • Wash and soak brown lentils for 30 minutes in warm water. Then drain the water.
  • In a large pot take soaked lentils, all the ingredients for brown lentils, and 3 cups of water. Bring the lentil to boil. Then reduce heat to medium-low and cover the pot. Cook for 20-30 minutes until lentils are soft.
  • Add tamarind pulp and give it is a good stirring to dissolve onion and tomatoes. Add water if needed to adjust consistency.


  • Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic until lightly golden. Add cumin and curry leaves and fry for another few seconds. Pour the tempering over the lentils. Lentil are ready to serve. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.

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