Parsi Dal

Here is a simple and easy to make Parsi dal. This dal is made with split massor dal. Find a quick receipe below.


  • 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 (Dhania Patta)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

How to make parsi dal:

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