Masala Dhal curry

Masala Dhal curry

A popular North Indian dish, Masala Dhal curry is a rich, creamy, flavorful and mildly spicy dhal recipe. Best enjoyed with all types of Indian breads or steamed rice.

  • Recipe serves:6-7
  • Preparation Time10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time15 Minutes


  • 100g dhal
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 50g onions, thinly sliced
  • 50g tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Astra
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 ½ tablespoons, chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon raw curry powder
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Rampe and curry leaves


  • Wash dhal well and add to a pot with 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of chili powder and sufficient water to boil it in. When the water has evaporated, add the Knorr Chicken Cube and stir well to dilute.
  • In a separate pan, melt the Astra. Add the cumin seeds and fry till fragrant. Then, add the onions and tomato and sauté till the oil separates.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into this mixture and bring to boil. Then add the cooked dhal, stir well and serve hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Make sure you do not boil the dhal in too much water, so as to retain texture of the grain.