Spicy Masoor Dhal Curry


Spicy Masoor Dhal Curry

Dhal curry is simply cooked dhal seasoned with salt and chilly powder finally garnished with a tempering and coriander leaves
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For Whole spices:


  • Wash the dhal well and cook it in a vessel till soft and done. You can also pressure cook it upto 1 - 2 whistles as I often do.
  • Chop the onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and green chillies into fine pieces.
  • Heat ghee/butter/oil in a kadai.
  • Crackle cumin seeds followed by the whole spices and stir for a while.
  • Add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and sautT till they turn light brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and sautT till it gets blend well.
  • Add the powders and stir, till the whole thing gets mixed well and you get rid of the raw smell of the powders.
  • Add the cooked dhal along with enough water and salt. Mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and simmer for a few minutes till you get the desired consistency.
  • )When done, remove from flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • So, there you are!!! A spicy dish to spice up your dinner is ready in 10 easy steps and that too, within minutes before your table is all set for dinner. However, a word for mild taste budsa. (You can omit the inclusion of the whole spices or reduce it accdglya÷ And as for the spice freaks, (Plz ignore the above suggestion and go right ahead with emptying your spice boxa÷ 🙂
  • You can make this curry with any type of lentils available like Moong dhal or Sambar dhal etc. But when made with Masoor dhal, it tastes simply heaven. On nutritional aspect too, dhal curries do not disappoint us as they provide us with good and valuable source of protein. Low in fat, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, inclusion of lentils in daily diet is extremely good for your body. And therefore has been undoubtedly recognized as one of the five healthiest foods.
  • So, do make yourself a spicy dinner with a really highly spiced curry and be prepared to plunge yourselves into the reminiscent world of your native land and breathe in that fragrance and feel of your native soil and spices. Bon Voyage!!! 🙂
  • And on that farewell note, happy cooking!!!


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