Healthy Heart Recipes

Sabut Masoor ki Dal


  • Whole pink lentil: 1 cup (washed and soaked for an hour)
  • Onion: 2 medium (diced)
  • Tomatoes: 3 nos.
  • Ginger: I piece
  • Garlic: 3 - 4 nos.
  • Green chili: 1 - 2 (as per your heat tolerance)
  • Coriander/cilantro leaves: 3 - 4 tbsp chopped
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Chole Masala: 3 tsp (or as per your taste)
  • Oil: 2 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds: 2 tsp
  • Bay leaf: lno.
  • Turmeric: I tsp
  • Hing / Asafoetida: A pinch
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, when it is hot add the jeera/cumin seeds, bay leaf, turmeric powder, and hing.
  2. Add the onions and fry till they start turning brown. In the meanwhile, puree the tomatoes with the ginger garlic, and green chilies.
  3. When the onions start to brown, add the puree, the garam masala. chole masala, salt and stir till the oil leaves the sides.
  4. Drain the soaked sabut masoor and add them to the masala. Mix well, and then add two cups of water.
  5. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and let it cook for one whistle. Switch off.
  6. Let the pressure drop, then open the lid, check for spices. salt. If it's too thick you can add a little water and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with rice or rotis.