Khadi Daal (Red lentil dish)

Khadi Daal
It is a Hyderabadi side dish which
 is made with red lentils , curry leaves and green chillies. 
Ingredients :
Half cup masoor daal ( red lentils )
5-6 slices of onions
7-8 curry leaves
2-3 green chillies chopped
Half tsp ginger/garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
Half tsp red chilli powder
1 small sized tomato (optional)
A few sprigs of coriander leaves - finely chopped
Salt to taste
One cup water

Method :
In a non-stick pan take 3 tbsp oil , fry the onions on medium heat until they turn pinkish. Now add ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder and fry until the ginger/garlic paste turns golden brown in color. Turn the heat to low so that the paste doesn't burn. Then immediately add red chilli powder, curry leaves and green chillies, fry for a few seconds and add tomato (optional) and masoor dal. Fry constantly for 2 minutes and then add 1 cup of water.
Add the salt and cook on medium heat until all the water dries off !
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with naans !!


  1. Just came across your blog while searching for hyderabadi food blogs :). I make khadi dal when I am not in the mood to cook. It's a quick and easy dish to prepare. My recipe is about the same as yours..the only extra thing I add to the pot is a quarter teaspoon of cumin seeds (although omitting it probably does not make much difference)

  2. I make red lentils a lot but never added curry leaf to that. Will surely try it next time :)

  3. @SproutsOfSpring - well ! i haven't tried that variation yet but it sounds interesting :)
    @Sunshine - yes you should ! it adds to the flavour :)

  4. Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving comments. I really appreciate. Masoor dal is my favorite dal and this is a mighty good way to make some.

    Soma -

  5. for some reasons i hardly cook lentils as i dont have many recipes for it! thanks for sharing this! looks so wholesome and delicious!

  6. I've just had red lentil dish at an Indian restaurant close to our home. Great dish. Yours looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. That looks too good, spicy and yummy. Loved your header picture so spicy and aromatic.

  8. Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and liking the recipe :)

  9. One of my favorites. I'm so excited to know how to make it!

  10. @Two - thanks a lot ! i'm so glad you found the recipe :)


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