How to cook dal in 5 minutes
Reading Time: 2 minutesA healthy 5 minutes simple and authentic dal recipe that you can cook on a daily basis. Dal is one of the most popular and common dishes in India. People consider dal as an easy option to go with. When you’re having no idea what vegetable to choose you can simply go for a Dal with rice or chappati.But here comes the main problem when people think making a Dal is tough work to do. Follow this simple dal recipe, that you can make in 5 minutes even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen.

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There are so many varieties of dal in India but in Bhutan, you will see only 2 popular varieties of dal i.e. Masoor dal (red/orange/pink lentils) and Hare Mug (Mung beans/Green gram). Moreover, in Bhutan people don’t cook dal often.The common dish or the National dish of Bhutan is Ema Datshi and Kewa Datshi. But in the post let us find out the easy recipe to cook dal in simple steps.

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Masoor Dal Recipe

A healthy 5 minutes simple and authentic dal recipe that you can cook on a daily basis. Dal is one of the most popular and common dishes in India

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bhutanese, Indian
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Servings: 4


  • Hand Blender
  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 sliced tomato
  • 5-6 sliced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp of oil
  • 1/3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • cups of water


  • Heat the oil properly in the pressure cooker and add sliced tomato, onion & garlic.
  • Fry them until it turns brownish in colour.
  • Now add washed dal in it and fry it for 1 -2 mins and add 2 ½ medium cups of water.
  • Cover it with the lid and cook until pressure cooker makes a 7-8 whistle.
  • After that turn off the flame and open the lid. Again add 2 more cups of water in it also add salt to taste.
  • Now with the help of hand blender grind the dal and let it boil again for 2-3 mins.
  • Turn off the flame, pour it in the bowl, garnish it with a 3-4 pinch of coriander leaves and you’re ready to go.


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