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Red Curry Masoor Dal

  • Servings: 6
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Red curry dal:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3 red onions
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (?) grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 300g split masoor dal, rinsed
  • 4.5 cups water


  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp kashmiri chili powder


  • Add oil to a pot and heat up.
  • Add onions, garlic, cumin seeds, and grated ginger to the pot. Sautee until onions are cooked.
  • Add curry powder to the pot and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the masoor dal and water to the pot, bring to a boil. Salt to taste.
  • Cover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, cook for 5 more minutes.
  • In a small saucepot, heat up the oil for tempering.
  • Add garlic, cumin, and chili powder to the oil, cook for a minute. This burns easily, stir non-stop and take off immediately.
  • Pour the oil into the pot and mix.


Serve over rice.

Lower the covered cooking time for lentils to keep them firm if desired.