Red Lentil / Masoor Dal Curry with Shallots

Masoor Dal / Red Lentil curry

Red Lentil / Masoor Dal Curry with Shallot

Easy Dal Curry
Easy Dal Curry

Today I am posting a quick curry recipe which you can do easily.. And that too with the easily available ingredients in our Kitchen..Few days back in my Facebook page one Bachelor friend commented asking for some quick curry recipes they can try after a hectic day at work.. So here is a healthy Red Lentil / Masoor Dal recipe which can be done easily, yet tasty..

dal curry
dal curry

It will go well with Pita bread, chapathi or even plain rice.. Added shallots to make it more delicious and healthy..

Red lentil curry
Red lentil curry

so here is the recipe:



  • Masoor Dal/ red Lentil-3/4 cup( washed and soaked in water for at least 2-3 hours )
  • Tomato-2 ( chopped )
  • Ginger -1 inch pc ( crushed )
  • Garlic- 3 cloves ( crushed )
  • Coriander leaves-handful ( chopped )
  • Garam masala powder -1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 spoon
  • Green chilly-2 ( sliced to half)

For Seasoning/ Tadka:

tadka ingredients

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 spoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 spoon
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 spoon
  • Shallots- a handful ( slightly crushed )
  • Red Chilly-2
  • oil-3 spoon

How to make:

  1. firstly in the pressure cooker , add all the ingredients except for seasoning and mix well.. Add enough water according to the quantity..
  2. now cook this Dal mixture till the Pressure cooker give 2-3 whistles.. Off the flame and wait till the pressure inside the cooker goes completely..dal curry7
  3. now open the pressure cooker and the Lentil might have cooked well with all the rich spicy flavors.if needed add more salt or spices as per taste..
  4. Now let’s do the next Step of Tadka/Seasoning..Heat a pan , add oil..when it is hot splutter the mustard seeds and later cumin seeds..and finish it off with red chillies and shallots..
  5. saute the shallots well in this oil for 3-4 mins till it turns slightly off the flame!!dal curry8
  6. Last step is to pour this shallot seasoning to the cooked Dal in the pressure cooker and stir well..

so our easy Pressure cooker Masoor Dal curry is can make this in less than Half an hour..i made 1 more Veg dish –Okra Fry by the time the Dal cooked in the Pressure cooker..

Red lentil curry
Red lentil curry

i hope all will try this whenever you are in a hurry or running short of time to cook..Rice and Dal is a good combination!!

Masoor Dal / Red Lentil curry
Masoor Dal curry

Njoy Folks:)!!


  1. We are all glad that your friend ask you a curry recipe! It looks super yummy! Thanks for being at FF!

    1. Thank you so
      Much Margy๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. This curry is so delicious! Give a bowl and maybe a plate of rice? ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy FF, Nimmi. x

    1. Yeah here you are Jhuls ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!! Thank you so much dear.. Happy FF

  3. Simple and delicious recipe. We Indians make Dal in so many forms that we can never get bored. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy FF!

  4. Love masoor dal. It gets cooked faster when compared to other dals. Makes my morning less crazy and this dal sounds yummmm

    1. That’s true.. Very handy recipe..
      Thank you so much .. Happy FF๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. This is my go-to dal when I want something quick. Your dal recipe looks delicious!! Thanks for bringing it to FF.

    1. Thank you so much .. Happy FF๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Lovely! I make something similar to this, it’s so good!

  7. This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I love lentils and all of the delicious spices in this dish!

  8. Yum! This is comfort food at its finest! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you so
      Much๐Ÿ˜Š! Happy FF

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