Vegan Masoor Dal Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Masoor Dal Recipe

Vegan Masoor Dal Recipe
Chef Jade_Vega masoor dal


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4



  • 1 cup of masoor dal red lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the washed and drained masoor dal to the pot and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Stir well and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in 3 cups of water to the pot and stir well. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are soft and fully cooked.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mash some of the lentils against the side of the pot to thicken the dal. Stir well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve the Masoor Dal hot with rice or naan bread.


Calories: 201 | Total Fat: 5g | Total Carbohydrates: 29g | Dietary Fiber: 15g | Protein: 11g

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