Red Lentil (Masur Dal) With Spinach and Green Peas. A tasty start to almost any meal.

Servings: 4 | Time To Prepare: 45 minutes | Submitted By: Chitra Nag


  • 1, cup Red Lentil
  • 12, oz (chopped) Spinach
  • 8, oz Green Peas
  • 2, chopped Tomato
  • 4, sliced Green Chili
  • 0.5, tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2, pods (finely chopped) Garlic
  • 0.5, inch pc (chopped finely) Ginger
  • 8, stalk (chopped) Cilantro
  • 1, tsp Sugar
  • to taste Salt
  • 2, tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 3, cups Water
  • 2, for seasoning (phoron) Bay Leaf
  • 1/2, tsp for seasoning (phoron) Cumin Seeds
  • 1, cup, finely chopped Onion
  • 1/2, tsp Garam Masala Powder


  1. Boil the lentil in a deep bottomed pan along with spinach, green peas, tomatoes, turmeric powder and green chilies. Cook on high heat till the lentil starts boiling, then cook on low heat till  cooked.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the Bay leaf and cumin seeds. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add onion, ginger and garlic and fry  till it turns light brown.
  4. Add the cooked dal and bring to boil. Add garam masala powder. Add salt and sugar. Cook in medium to slow heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice or roti.


puuu (1/21/2004)….Excellent !!!!! Very tasty and nutritious.It’s really easy to make.

shilpakedar (1/15/2004)….Very tasty route to making sure you get your protiens and vitamins in one dish – very handy for busy people

roopamalik (9/21/2003)….Easy to cook and tasty to eat

Bilina (7/24/2003)….Fantastic!!!

nishad (3/31/2003)….i would never make it again.

sarcar (9/29/2002)….it was great!!!
we liked it very much

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