Parsi Dal

By Foodism Team

Oct, 6th


4 persons
Cook Time
30 minutes
6 - 8


  • 1 Cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 2 chopped Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
  • 2 flakes chopped Garlic (Lasan / Lahsun)
  • 2 tblsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tblsp chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)


  • Cook the dal with the turmeric powder and sufficient water in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook till the dal is cooked.
  • Remove from the flame.
  • Mash the dal with a wooden spoon. keep aside in a pan.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan.
  • Add the garlic, salt, green chillies and the cumin seeds.
  • Fry for a minute over a low flame and pour over the dal.
  • Return the dal to a low flame.
  • Add a little water if required(the dal should have the consistency of sambhar) and cook for 2 minutes. remove from the flame.
  • Serve hot garnished with the corriander leaves