Masala toor dal

4 servings
10 min
5 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Toor Dal - 1 ½ cup

Oil - 2 Tabs

Unsalted butter - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Dry Red Chillies - 2

Asafoetida powder - ¼ tsp

Onion - 2

Green Chillies - 2

Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp

Tomato - 2 finely chopped

Turmeric powder - ½ tsp

Chilli powder - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala - ½ tsp

Coriander leaves - for garnishing


  • Pressure cook dal for 3 minutes in medium flame with very minimal water.
  • Now in a pan, heat oil and add ginger garlic paste in this.
  • Fry this for couple of minutes. Put chopped onion and green chilli in this.
  • Fry onion till it is transparent. Add tomatoes in this along with all dry masalas.
  • Fry till you see fat at the edges in pan. Now add cooked dal in this along with salt.
  • Cook dal for 2-3 minutes in this masala and then remove from heat. Now in another pan heat butter.
  • Add cumin seeds and red chilli, allow it to crack. Put asafoetida in this and put this seasoning into dal.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with anything you want.


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