Written by Puja

Masoor Dal Kadi

Masoor Dal kadi is the popular Chhatisgarhi dish. Masoor dal kadi is a very simple and easy to make recipe as this dal cooks fast in a pressure cooker.It goes well with plain roti, plain rice and papad.


  • Whole Masoor Dal – 1cup
  • Sour yogurt – 1 cup ( you can add more as per your taste)
  • Besan – 2 tsp
  • Dried red Chilies – 3 (make two pieces)
  • Methi seeds – 1/3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Garlic – 5 pods (crushed)
  • Green chilli – 6 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – (chopped)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as per required

Method :-

  1. Wash the masoor dal and cook in a pressure cooker with water, salt and turmeric.
  2. Switch off the burner when the pressure is relieved.
  3. Allow the cooker to cool down on its own.
  4. In the meanwhile, take a bowl and whip the curd.
  5. Take besan in a separate bowl, add 11/2 cup water and mix well so that no lump is formed.
  6. Now add curd, water and chilli powder and mix.
  7. Pour the dahi and besan  mix into the dal and mix well.
  8. Cook for 5-8 minutes.
  9. You can adjust consistency by adding water or evaporating water.
  10. Heat oil in a kadahi for tempering.
  11. Add methi, mustard, and red chili.
  12. Once the mustard seeds starts crackling add garlic and fry the garlic for few seconds.
  13. Add this mixture to the Dal.
  14. Add chopped green chili and boil dal on a slow flame, stirring in between.
  15. Once it is boiled add chopped coriander leaves and serve.


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