By Amita Shah  |  10th Feb 2018  |  
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Try the most traditional north indian comfort food of the quick,simple yet delectable Masoor Chaawal on lazy Sunday mornings and impress your loved ones…

MASOOR CHAAWAL, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Amita Shah. MASOOR CHAAWAL is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. MASOOR CHAAWAL is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of MASOOR CHAAWAL by Amita Shah is perfect to serve 4 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing MASOOR CHAAWAL.


Ingredients to make MASOOR CHAAWAL

  • 1 cup whole Masoor
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp haldi powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder.
  • FOR rice ; 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. Wash and soak the Masoor for 2-3 hours .
  2. Drain and add fresh water , salt , haldi and coriander powder and cook in a cooker for 2-3 whistles .
  3. In a pan heat the oil add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter, then add onions and fry till translucent, add the ginger paste fry for 3-4 mins.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook till a little mushy. Add this masala to the boiled Daal cook for 10 mins.
  5. Add a little garam masala powder. Masoor daal is ready to serve .
  6. For Rice ; Wash and rinse the rice .
  7. In a large pan bring water to a boil. Add the salt and butter, stir and then add the rinsed and drained rice.
  8. Reduce the heat, cover the rice, and let it simmer for 20 minutes, to see if all the water has evaporated. If it has, the rice is ready.
  9. Make a bowl with rice into a plate than pour daal into a rice bowl and serve with salad .

My Tip:

Try papad and pickle along with it .

Reviews for MASOOR CHAAWAL (1)

BetterButter Editorial2 years ago

Hi Amita, collage images are not allowed, kindly share a clear and single image of this dish. To edit the image, please go to the recipe image and click on the 'pen icon' on the right top side and edit the image. Thanks!
Amita Shah
2 years ago
tnx for rated my recipe
Amita Shah
2 years ago
Amita Shah
2 years ago
tnx for rated my recipe
Amita Shah
2 years ago
ok ....done

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