Andhra Dal Masiyal


  • 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


  1. Chop Onion and Tomatos finely.
  2. In a pressure cooker, put a teaspoon of oil and add thuvar dal and fry for few seconds. Add red chillies and garlic flakes and fry for few more seconds. Add chopped onion and fry for two to three seconds and then add chopped tomatos and fry it also for few more seconds. Add two to two and half cups of water. Add turmeric powder. Stir well and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles or till the dal is cooked well.
  3. Remove the lid and mash it well.
  4. In a small kadai put a teaspoon of oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it starts crackling add fewnugreek and pour this seasoning over the mashed dal.
  5. Serve with hot rice accompanied by papad/appalam or any pickle.


  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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