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Masoor Dal Sundal | Whole Red Lentil Salad

I make Sundals(cooked /steamed salads)
quite often in my kitchen – not really waiting till Navaratri (Indian
Festival), when its made for 9 days at a stretch as an offering to the Gods. For
those days when you don’t feel like making rasam or sambhar, this protein
filled salad makes for more than your daily protein requirement . What’s more
the sprouted and cooked legumes provide enough amino acids in growing kids –
esp to strengthen bones n aid in immunity. Takes lil or no oil, low on salt and
the spice addition is optional – what more do you want from healthy food ?

Today’s colour for BM#29 is brown – another of my personal favourites – and whole masoor dal Sundal is not only fibre rich but is quite filling as a meal by
itself (which Is what I pretty much what I had for a late lunch, and it lasted
me for few hours)…. Preparing this Sundal is similar to the Channa dalor chickpea version, only thing to note is that this wholegrain takes a little longer to cook. So soak
it in hot water and its done :-)) Also sending it to event at my space – Healthy Me, Healthy Us

Notes : You may also sprout this legume and use it in Sundal – in that case, take care not to cook it fully, else the goodness of sprouts is lost : you may alternatively boil in slightly salted water till al dente.


  • Whole masoor dal – 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tempering – mustard seeds, grated ginger, green chillies, asafoetida
  • Grated coconut – 2 tsp
  • Coriander and curry leaves – few


1) Wash, pick and soak whole masoor dal overnight in hot water
2) Next morning drain the water and pressure cook with half salt for 3-4 whistles
tll cooked but not mushy
3) Drain excess water from cooked legume.
4) In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, hing and rest of the tempering. Add
cooked masoor and remaining salt.
5) Adjust salt and spices. Sauté fr 2-3 mins till dry
6) Add coriander and curry leaves and serve.

Optional addition : 1 tsp of Lemon
juice after you take it off the fire.




  1. Hari Chandana P

    Very healthy and delicious sundal.. looks yummy !!!

  2. Motions and Emotions

    healthy dish

  3. Priya Suresh

    Protein packed nutritious salad,loving it.

  4. very healthy and delicious looking sundal dear 🙂

  5. MySpicyKitchen

    Never tried sundal with whole masoor. I think I have some in the pantry and will give it a try. It is indeed a healthy and a filling salad.

  6. saraniskitchen

    Such a simple and healthy snacks…My fav one…

  7. Simple & healthy snack with the evening coffee 🙂

  8. Anytime favorite!

  9. Chef Mireille

    what a healthy and delicious salad

  10. Nice and healthy Sundal

  11. Protein rich and delicious Sundal.

  12. Whole masoor sundal is something I must try. Nice one yaar 🙂

  13. Protein power house! Love such nutritious snack ideas!

  14. Healthy pack.

  15. preeti garg

    I love this dal curry.. Definetly its a tempting time pass snack… bookmarked

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