Brown (Kali) Masoor Dal Recipe

Whole Masoor dal is black and brown in colour, also known as Kali Sabut Masur ki Daal.

Ingredients for Brown (Kali) Masoor Dal :

1 cup whole Masoor dal
1 onion, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 table-spoon, grated ginger (adrak)
1 t-spoon garlic, finely chopped (lahsun)
2 green chillies, chopped
1 table-spoon coriander leaves, finely chopped to garnish (dhaniya patti)
2 table-spoon oil
4 cup water
salt to taste

Herbs and Spices :
1/4 t-spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder)
1 t-spoon turmeric powdered (haldi)
1/4 t-spoon garam masala
1/2 t-spoon cumin seeds (jeera)


How to make Brown (Kali) Masoor Dal :

  • Take a pressure cooker and add 4 cup water, Masoor Dal, turmeric and salt. Pressure cook it over medium-high heat for 15-20 mins. or until dal gets tender.
  • Now, for tadka, heat oil in a separate frying pan, put it over medium heat. Splutter cumin seeds and green chillies, stir it for 15-30 secs. Then, add onion, ginger, garlic and cook for about 3-4 mins. stirring frequently. Add, chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook further on medium flame for 2-3 mins.
  • Add cooked dal, red chilli powder and salt to the large frying pan and turn the heat to high, stir it well. When it starts boiling, turn the heat to low-medium, cover the pan and cook further for 8-10 mins. so that dal gets dissolved in the mixture. Sprinkle it with garam masala.
  • Garnish Brown Masoor Dal with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.