Kali Masoor Dal Recipe – Video

Kali masoor dal is different than Dal Makhani. Boil, mix with tadka to serve in 22 min. Eat it once a week for balanced Indian diet to get protein, Fiber.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18



Kali Masoor Dal has been our family favorite as I remember enjoying it with white steamed rice all the time. It is also known as whole Masoor Dal or Brown Masoor Dal.

My mom used to garnish the hot dal with Desi Ghee to make it a bit more tasty. Although, eating Desi ghee is not that healthy, but it does not make much of a difference in the growing years of your child hood.

If you are not the one who is stuck in front of TV or the latest tablets, you can burn all the ghee within minutes jumping around with your friends.

Anyways, here is the recipe with just couple of steps. Almost all dal preparations follow the same steps of boiling and then mixing with a spicy Indian tadka.

We have this Dal as part of our home's weekly menu to help get a good combination of protein and fiber. This essentially means that we are bound to eat it every Tuesday as part of our meal.


2 min Prep
20 min Cook
Yield  1.5 Cups (Good for 3 People)
Nutrition Facts
Kali Masoor Dal Recipe - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 3168mg 132%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 130%
Calcium 8%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Kali Masoor Dal Should be part of your Balanced North Indian Diet
    Kali Masoor Dal Should be part of your Balanced North Indian Diet 

     Storage and Serving Suggestions

    1. The Kali Masoor Dal can be refrigerated and consumed up-to 3 days for best taste.
    2. Some busy people also divide the whole process into two pieces with boiling the Dal as and when required.

      The Tadka is prepared in good quantity generally on Sunday evening. This is then refrigerated and used with other recipes after boiling veggies or other Dals as well.
    3. You can serve Kali Masoor Dal with White rice or Paratha and Chapati’s.
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