Andhra Dal Masiyal

This gravy is an Andhra-style preparation using thuvar dhal. It pairs well with hot rice served with papad/appalam or any pickle.

Andhra Dal Masiyal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, Telugu, AndhraDifficulty: Easy


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Introducing a flavorful Andhra-style gravy made with thuvar dhal that pairs perfectly with hot rice, papad/appalam, or any pickle. Enjoy!


  • Thuvar Dal – 1/2 cup

  • Red Chillies – 3 to 4

  • Garlic Flakes (small size) – 10 to 12 Nos

  • Big Onion (Medium size) – 1

  • Tomato – 1

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – 4 to 5

  • Salt – 3/4 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Begin by finely chopping the onions and tomatoes.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat a teaspoon of oil and add thuvar dal. Sauté for a few seconds.
  • Next, add the red chillies and garlic flakes, and fry them for a few more seconds.
  • Now, incorporate the chopped onions into the cooker and fry them for two to three seconds.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes to the mixture and continue frying for a little longer.
  • Pour in two to two and a half cups of water, along with turmeric powder and salt. Stir the ingredients well, then close the pressure cooker and cook for 5 to 6 whistles, or until the dal is cooked thoroughly.
  • Once the pressure has been released, carefully remove the lid and mash the dal well.
  • In a small kadai, heat a teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. Once they start crackling, add fenugreek seeds. Pour this aromatic seasoning over the mashed dal, stirring it in to enhance the flavors.
  • The dal is now ready to be served. It pairs wonderfully with hot rice and can be accompanied by papad/appalam or any kind of pickle for a satisfying meal.

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  1. I tried this and it was very tasty. we liked it very much. thanks for the recipe.

  2. how to make parotas soft and crispy

  3. looks yummy nice

  4. You are really GREAT. No words to appreciate.
    Did you all learn from your Mom ?

    • Thank you Sathya for your kind words. Yes. I started helping my mom in the kitchen and slowly learnt the recipes. Then I started collecting recipes whenever I taste a different food. I will try the recipe in my own way and if I find it is really good, I will post it here.

  5. I m gng 2 try this 2morw i ll say abt it aftr tat bt i hve a doubt can we use green chilli instead of red chilli

  6. For one person, please let me know the quantity.

  7. Tried this recipe and it came out really tasty…..thank you Kamala mam…..I keep coming here regularly.

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