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Recipe for Masoor Pulao

Updated on March 16, 2013
Masoor Pulav
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"Masoor Pulav" is a named after the lentil (dal) used in the recipe. Masoor dal (lentil) and Rice forms the base of this recipe. And "pulav" word is used for rice here. This is a pure veg recipe but full of spices. Recently I made it , so I thought to upload its recipe. If you want to have something spicy in very short duration, then this is the best option for you.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: For 3 person


  • 2 cups Rice, Basmati (long)
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal, available at any Indian Stores
  • 1 cup Potato, cut it into 12 pieces (for big one)
  • 1 tpsp. Y ogurt, Plain
  • 1l2 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli, Cut into half after splitting
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Wash and soak Rice and Masoor dal for around 10 mins. Heat oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds, onion, ginger garlic paste to it.
  2. Now add Masoor Dal and potatoes to it. Add garam masala powder,salt, green chilli.
  3. Now add 600 ml of water to it. When the water starts boiling, add rice in it. Now cover the pan and allow it to cook for 5-7 mins.
  4. Now add yogurt to it and cook it again until the rice are completely cooked and there is no water remaining in it.
  5. Serve and enjoy it with buttermilk!! If you are looking for more Indian recipes then refer the mentioned book. It has got 1000 Indian Recipes.

More of my Recipes to try

  • Bread Pudding: A Desert which is very easy to make and delicious in taste.
  • Chicken Tikka : It is a spicy Chicken Dish which has got lots of flavors in it.
  • Yogurt Curry: Indian Traditional dish made from Yogurt. Must try!
  • Potato and Fenugreek (Aloo Methi): It is an Indian Dish which has got potato and Fenugreek leaves in it. It is one my favourite dish, as it is very easy making and tasty.
  • Recipe for Dal Fry: It is also called "Dal Tadka". Dal fry is a recipe which has got 5 different lentils in it. It is an Indian traditional Dish.

How was my recipe for Masoor Pulav?

4.1 stars from 7 ratings of Masoor Pulav


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      Rumana 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      we will fry it in oil with potatoes, so 10 mins should be enough.

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      abc 3 years ago

      Rumana, do you think 10 mins is enough to soak!!

      It needs to be soaked for 1-2 hrs minimum.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Mr. Rajan for appreciating my work.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Rumana, the masoor pulav looks delicious. We have never tried it with whole masoor, though I 'd love too as massor dal is my favorite dal.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, interesting, pinned and rated.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Margarita for appreciating my work

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      This looks like a good and healthy recipe, not too complicated either, I love Indian dishes, I will try this.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      @ Shampa Sadhya

      Thank you very much for visiting my hub, I am very happy to see you here...:)

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      The recipe seems quite easy and healthy too. Sharing and pinning!

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks VacationTrip (susan) for visiting my hub, I really appreciate it.

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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      Wow.. The recipe is is good and easy. Will try this soon. Good Job Rumana.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks InsightfulTiger for appreciating my work.

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      Insightful Tiger 5 years ago

      Yummy looks healthy and delicious! Voted up and pinned:)