Masoor Dhal Pyaaz

Make the world's best Masoor Dal Pyaaz dish with this easy recipe, Punjabi style.
Masoor Dhal Pyaaz Curry Recipe

This Punjabi-style Masur (or Masoor) Dal Pyaaz recipe has Onions to give lentils company to make a simple yet healthy and flavorful recipe that can be easily made. It can be your staple dish to go with steamed rice or Chapattis / Rotis.

Dhal dishes have been center-piece of North Indian cooking with every North Indian restaurant serving different Dal recipes.

Masoor Dhal Pyaaz 1
Masoor dal is high in proteins. Photo: Emily

What makes Dal famous is its simplicity. Together with a few spices Dal can be jazzed up in taste. It is a perfect introduction to Indian cooking to beginners.

The Onions here in this Masur Dhal Curry/gravy dish gives it that crunchy and soft texture to go with the softness of Dal making the combination even more delicious.

Masoor Dhal Pyaaz Curry Recipe
Photo: Justin Henry

Try this easy step-by-step recipe below to make the best Masoor Dal and Pyaaz curry.


Masoor Dhal Pyaaz Curry Recipe

Punjabi Masoor Dal Pyaaz Recipe

Make the world's best Masoor Dal Pyaaz dish with this easy recipe, Punjabi style.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4


  • Saucepan


  • 2/3 cup Masoor Dal Red Lentils
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 no. Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • leaves Coriander-small bunch

How to make:

  • Pre-cook the lentils using three cups of water.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and fry the onions for five minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the lentils and another three cups of water and turmeric powder, heat till the mixture starts boiling, season with salt and turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.


Photos are only for reference and may not be of actual dish.

Nutrition / Calories (Estimate only)

Nutrition Facts
Punjabi Masoor Dal Pyaaz Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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