For 4 Person(s)


  • 1/4 kg red split lentils
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/4 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 10 - 12 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds powder (roast cumin seeds first and then grind into powder) 2 medium size onions (peel skin and chopped)
  • 4 – 5 small size white onions
  • salt to taste


Soak split lentils in water for 3 hours and strain.

Heat oil, fry chopped onion and garlic in it, once fried to light brown add cumin seed powder, chilli powder and white onion, and fry it for a further 1 minute and then add split lentils.

Keep it on simmer flame and cook till lentils are soft.

Serve hot.

Recipe notes

Makes: 4