Apr 26, 2012

Bengali style Masoor Dal

Bengali Style Simple Masoor Dal

A tasty dal, made of masoor dal (pink color dal), green chilli and onion (also without tadka (seasoning)). Best with rice / rotis / luchi(Bengali style puris).

Serves: 3 – 4


For dal:

1 cup (100 g) masoor dal (pink color dal)

3 cups (300 ml) water

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon oil


Wash and clean dal. Soak in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes and boil in pressure cooker with its soaking water, turmeric powder and oil until done and soft (Switch off the heat on high after 3 rd whistle and allow the cooker to cool naturally). Open the lid.

Final preparation:


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion. Finely sliced

3 green chilli, slit lengthwise

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


Heat oil in a kadai / pan. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add boiled dal along with 3 slit green chillies and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done and dal slightly thickens. Serve with Rice / Rotis / Luchi ..

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