Lentil - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon
Red onion - 1 table spoon (chopped)
Garlic - 1/2 tea spoon (chopped)
Curry Leaves - 2-4 (optional)
Tomato -1/2 (chopped)
Cilantro - few branches
Coconut oil - 1 tea spoon
Musuro ko Dal aka Lentil Dal (Lentil Soup) is the staple dish in Nepal.


1.Wash lentils and place it in a pan to boil.
2.Add 3 cups of water, salt and turmeric.
3.Let it boil in medium heat for 20 mins.
4.Take another pan to fry garlic and onion.
5.Add coconut oil.
6.Once oil is heated, fry garlic, curry leaves and onion until they turn brown.
7.Add boiled lentils in the pan and add some chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
8.Dal is ready to serve.

Musuro ko Dal aka Lentil Dal (Lentil Soup) is the staple dish in Nepal. Every Nepali loves dal, bhat and aaloo (fried potatoes). I seriously don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this Nepali Set. It is very simple and easy to make in under 20 minutes and delicious. You can make them simple with just salt and turmeric or spice it up with some garlic and onion and spices. I prefer my dal with basmati rice, aaloo bhujiya (spicy fried potatoes) and golveda ko achar (tomato sauce).

Lentils are packed with protein as well as carbohydrates. They are full of fiber that helps you to keep your gut happy. They are rich in iron and magnesium that will help to keep your bones strong. It is a great remedy for people who don’t feel good and want something light, people, who want to control their weight or people who constantly suffer from constipation.

Sometimes I boil my dal with salt and turmeric. I like the taste of plain dal but sometimes I spice it up. Try different ways to make dal so you don’t get bored with this dish.