Tomato Garlic Masoor dal Recipe

Masoor Dal or Red lentis are cooked with Tomato and tempered with Garlic.Enjoy This Delicious dal With Steamed rice.

Tomato Garlic Masoor Dal
Tomato Garlic Masoor Dal

                               Preparation Time : 10min Cooking Time : 30min

                                                              Serves: 3-4

                                                           Cuisine: Indian

                                                              Course: Dal
Author: Resmarani




  • Masoor Dal- ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder-¼ tsp
  • Tomatoes-½ cup of chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water-2 cup

For Tempering

  • Ghee or oil-1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-½ tsp
  • A few curry leaves
  • Hing (asafoetida)- A pinch
  • Dry Chili-2-3
  • Garlic-2tbs, sliced


Steps of Tomato Garlic Masoor Dal recipe:

 Boil the dal—

1.Wash and soak Masoor dal for 10 minutes and then drain the water.

2.Put the dal in pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water.2019-06-02-10-11-20.jpg

3.Then add salt,chopped tomato,turmeric powder ,give a stir.2019-06-02-10-13-32

4.Close the lid and  pressure cook it in medium flame for 1-2 whistles.

5.Take the cooker off the fire and allow it to cool.

6.When Pressure release,remove the lid and Mash cooked dal gently using a ladle.

Do the tadka—–

1.Heat oil/Ghee in a tadka ladle.

2.When hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds,dry red chili pieces, asafoetida powder, curry leaves .

3.Once they splutter, add chopped garlic and saute till they change colour to golden brown.


Mixing dal into tadka—–

1.Once tadka /tempering  is ready, pour the tadka in the cooked dal (lentils) and mix them.

Tomato garlic Masoor dal is ready and serve it with rice or chapatti.

Hope you all will love my healthy,Delicious Dal recipe.. Please do share your comments .

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. If you want the dal thinner, add more water and bring to a boil.
  2. You can use any dal for this recipe like toor dal,moong dal or mixed dal also you can do.
  3. Number of whistles of pressure cooker may vary due to quality, quantity and temperature.

Health Benefits of Masoor Dal

1.The Masoor Dal is a powerhouse of fiber, protein and other essential nutrients that can boost the immunity of the human body.

2.Masoor Dal controls your appetite and can make you feel fuller for longer periods of time.

3.The Masoor Dal has a low glycemic index that makes it an effective food item for those suffering from diabetes.

4.Red lentils are consumed on a daily basis, this can reduce the risk of several types of cancer including breast, colon, lung and bowel cancer.

5.The Masoor Dal is rich in folate, fiber, Vitamin B, and protein that help in the reduction of inflammation.

6.Masoor Dal is enriched with iron, vitamin B6, and zinc.(



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