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Recipe for Masoor Pulao

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Masoor Pulav

Masoor Pulav

"Masoor Pulav" is a named after the lentil (dal) used in the recipe. Masoor dal (lentil) and Rice forms the base of this recipe. And "pulav" word is used for rice here. This is a pure veg recipe but full of spices. Recently I made it , so I thought to upload its recipe. If you want to have something spicy in very short duration, then this is the best option for you.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

For 3 person


  • 2 cups Rice, Basmati (long)
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal, available at any Indian Stores
  • 1 cup Potato, cut it into 12 pieces (for big one)
  • 1 tpsp. Y ogurt, Plain
  • 1l2 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli, Cut into half after splitting
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Salt, to taste

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  1. Wash and soak Rice and Masoor dal for around 10 mins. Heat oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds, onion, ginger garlic paste to it.
  2. Now add Masoor Dal and potatoes to it. Add garam masala powder,salt, green chilli.
  3. Now add 600 ml of water to it. When the water starts boiling, add rice in it. Now cover the pan and allow it to cook for 5-7 mins.
  4. Now add yogurt to it and cook it again until the rice are completely cooked and there is no water remaining in it.
  5. Serve and enjoy it with buttermilk!! If you are looking for more Indian recipes then refer the mentioned book. It has got 1000 Indian Recipes.

More of my Recipes to try

  • Bread Pudding: A Desert which is very easy to make and delicious in taste.
  • Chicken Tikka : It is a spicy Chicken Dish which has got lots of flavors in it.
  • Yogurt Curry: Indian Traditional dish made from Yogurt. Must try!
  • Potato and Fenugreek (Aloo Methi): It is an Indian Dish which has got potato and Fenugreek leaves in it. It is one my favourite dish, as it is very easy making and tasty.
  • Recipe for Dal Fry: It is also called "Dal Tadka". Dal fry is a recipe which has got 5 different lentils in it. It is an Indian traditional Dish.

How was my recipe for Masoor Pulav?


Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on July 07, 2014:

we will fry it in oil with potatoes, so 10 mins should be enough.

abc on July 06, 2014:

Rumana, do you think 10 mins is enough to soak!!

It needs to be soaked for 1-2 hrs minimum.

Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on March 22, 2013:

Thanks Mr. Rajan for appreciating my work.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 21, 2013:

Rumana, the masoor pulav looks delicious. We have never tried it with whole masoor, though I 'd love too as massor dal is my favorite dal.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up, interesting, pinned and rated.

Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on February 02, 2013:

Thanks Margarita for appreciating my work

MargaritaEden from Oregon on February 02, 2013:

This looks like a good and healthy recipe, not too complicated either, I love Indian dishes, I will try this.

Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on January 15, 2013:

@ Shampa Sadhya

Thank you very much for visiting my hub, I am very happy to see you here...:)

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on January 15, 2013:

Voted up and useful!

The recipe seems quite easy and healthy too. Sharing and pinning!

Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on January 15, 2013:

Thanks VacationTrip (susan) for visiting my hub, I really appreciate it.

Susan from India on January 14, 2013:

Wow.. The recipe is is good and easy. Will try this soon. Good Job Rumana.

Rumana (author) from Sharjah, UAE on January 14, 2013:

Thanks InsightfulTiger for appreciating my work.

Insightful Tiger on January 14, 2013:

Yummy looks healthy and delicious! Voted up and pinned:)

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