Masoor Dal Foogath

September 3, 2014

This is my mummy's recipe, she used to prepare this foogath very often.  The only change I made in her recipe is that have added curry leaves.  I love the aroma of the curry leaves in this dish.   This is an easy and no fuss recipe.


1 Cup Masoor dal 
1 Large Onion - sliced
2 Green chilies - sliced
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
A pinch of Asafoetida
Salt and Pepper powder to taste 
2 Tablespoon Oil
A sprig curry leaves


Wash and soak the dal atleast for 10 to 15 minutes.

In a kadai heat oil, add the onions, green chilies, saute till the onions are translucent.

Add dal and saute for 2 minutes.  Then add turmeric, asafoetida, and water sufficient to cook the dal.  Cover and cook the dal.

When the dal is cooked, then add the salt and pepper powder, give it a quick stir.  Add the curry leaves and cover immediately.  Switch off the flame and keep this covered till it's time to serve.  This can be had  hot with rotis or parathas.  Do try this and give your comments.

Sending this to Mireille's, challenge cooking with seeds  and  linking it to Priya.

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Labels: Cooking with seeds, Healthy, Lentils,  Vegan, Vegetables, Masoor dal

sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

1 comment:

  1. great recipe - I have only before seen foogath with vegetables but not with lentils