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%Bengali Pyaz Diye Masoor Dal Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Pyaz Diye Masoor Dal


Pyaz Diye Masoor Dal is a simple Bengali Lentil soup prepared with Red Lentil aka Masoor Dal with Onion.


Units Scale
  • 50g Masoor Dal/ Red Lentil
  • 2 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Green Chili
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil

For Tempering

  • 2 Dry Red Chili
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kalojire/ Kalonji/ Onion Seed


  1. Wash Masoor Dal two-three times under running water.
  2. Take Dal along with half of the turmeric powder and 1/2 Tsp. salt in a Pressure Cooker.
  3. Add three cups of water.
  4. Attach the lid and put the weight.
  5. Pressure cook on medium flame until pressure releases two times (Two whistles).
  6. Switch the flame off.
  7. Open the lid once the pressure dropped completely.
  8. Meanwhile, chop onion and tomato.
  9. Heat Oil in a pan.
  10. Temper the oil with Onion seed and also dry red chili.
  11. Add chopped onion and fry until the onion turns translucent in color.
  12. Add chopped Tomato and crushed garlic and cook until tomato soften.
  13. Now add Turmeric powder and green chili and also salt.
  14. Cook until oil leaves the edge.
  15. Now add Boiled dal to it.
  16. If required add little water.
  17. Cook for five minutes and switch the flame off.
  18. Serve Pyaz Diye Masoor Dal hot with steamed rice and a side.


  • Both Garlic and Tomato are optional however both these ingredients enhance the flavor.
  • Mustard Oil can be replaced with Vegetable oil however, it is mustard oil that makes this dish more flavorful.
  • You may add a bunch of Cilantro for added flavor.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 50g
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 3.3g
  • Sodium: 592mg
  • Fat: 8.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.8g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Protein: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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