The delicious Parsi Dal is an easy to cook dal dish, which is marked with garlic. Learn how to make/prepare Parsi Dal by following this easy recipe.

Parsi Dal Recipe

  • Preparation Time 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time 15 Minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Recipe Type Veg.
  • Serves 3


  • 1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 2 chopped Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
  • 2 flakes Garlic (Lasan / Lahsun) (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 1 tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt to taste

How to make Parsi Dal:

  • Wash the dal and put it in the pressure cooker, along with 2 cups water. Add turmeric powder to it and let it cook.
  • When the dal gets prepared, remove from heat, pour it in a bowl and mash it using the wooden spoon.
  • Take a saucepan and heat the ghee in it. When it gets hot, add cumin seeds to it and once they start crackling, add garlic, salt and green chilies to it.
  • Fry them for a minute and pour dal in the pan.
  • Turn the knob on low flame (simmer) and add water to it, if needed, so that it has a consistency that is similar to sambhar.
  • Cook dal for 2 minutes and remove from the flame. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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