How To Prepare Dal At Home

Red lentil or as we call them Masoor/malika in Hindi have a truly exotic flavour and simple cooking technique. Particularly the best winter meal, you can prepare the Mallika dal recipe at home by using little ingredients that give a wonderful flavour to the lentil recipe. Instead of cooking plain dal, add some finely chopped vegetables like finished and cauliflower to make it impressive and better in taste.


forget preparing something unhealthy for weekends, choose to cook red lentils recipe at home that is flavorful and flooded with Wholesome nutrients.


Ingredients required to prepare Mallika dal recipe


  • Oil
  • 1 cup overnight soaked lentils
  • One tablespoon cumin
  • half Tablespoon red chilli powder
  • One Pinch of asafoetida
  • half Tablespoon turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • (finely chopped veggies of your choice)


Wash red lentil and keep them under running water. Soak them overnight and keep them in refrigerator.



Step by step guide to prepare red lentils recipe-


  • Step 1 – add one tablespoon of oil in the Cooking Pan and boil the lentils in order to make them soft.
  • Step 2 – at 1 tablespoon ghee in another pan.
  • Step 3 – add mustard seed , spices and vegetables
  • Step 4 – cook everything very well in low flame.
  • Step 5 – add Dal to the mixture and add water if required.
  • Step 6 -cook dal for approximately 10 minutes in low flame and serve hot.


The steaming hot basmati rice makes the dal recipe taste even better. Adding vegetables and onions to daal not only nutritional value of lentils but also makes them binge worthy. If you are going to receive guest at your home, preparing the dal recipe having vegetable Tadka is a good idea. Along with this, you can prepare some paneer or butter chicken and create a perfect meal for the guests.

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I personally prefer soaking Dal overnight so that it becomes naturally soft and does not consume much resources while being cooked. However, if you have forgotten soak the Dal at night, you can pressure cook it with more whistles in order to soften it up. Generally, you need to take 5 times more water than the quantity of Dal while cooking it. If you wish to prepare Dal for just one person, you can take half bowl of Dal and soak it for some time. You can increase the ratio according to the number of people present in the family.


If you do not have ghee at your disposal, you can also prepare Dal by using some mustard oil. The taste of the dal feels better in ghee. That gives a nutty taste to the recipe and also provide more nutrition.


you can prepare Mallika dal recipe 4 times in a week without needing to worry about anything. With high nutritional value and different flavour, you can replace the old arhar dal with the Malika dal recipe that we have shared here.

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