Ever Tried Matar Wali Dal? Here’s A Quick Recipe

Since the dawn of time, lentils have played a significant role in Indian cuisine. For vegetarians, dal is one of the main sources of protein and offers a lot of health advantages. Dal is a tasty and reassuring Indian dish that is simple to match with some rice or roti. However, did you know that the humble dal may be prepared in a variety of ways in addition to being consumed as a dal? We now present matar wali dal. Fresh green peas are abundant in winter, and this green pea dal is a hearty, wholesome meal that will give you a warm hug this winter. You may serve it with some freshly cut coriander, green chilies, and onions for a comforting lunchtime dish. 


  • 1 cup Green peas   
  • 1 cup Laal Masoor Dal  
  • 3 cups Water   
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder 
  • 1 Red chilli 
  • 2 Green chillies  
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds  
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala  
  • 1 tsp Gur  
  • ½ tsp Hing 
  • 2 tsp Ghee  
  • ½ tsp to squeeze on top Lemon   


  • Heat oil in a cooker, add ghee, hing, mustard seeds, green chillies, dry red chillies. 
  • Laal Masoor Dal should be well-washed before adding salt and turmeric. 
  • Cook it for two whistles after adding 3 cups of water and green peas. Allow the cooker to depressurize before opening it and stirring. 
  • Add some dhaniya, jeera masala, garam masala, red chilli powder, kuti red chilli, and water. 
  • For a short while, cook without the lid. 
  • Enjoy this warm, hearty dish for lunch this winter by garnishing it with fresh coriander leaves, some chopped green chilies, and lemon juice.


Even though dals are a fantastic source of protein (especially for vegetarians), it is advisable to always choose unpolished dals because they are closer to what nature intended. This aids in keeping its wholesomeness and goodness. Try to stay away from dals that have been polished artificially using water, oil, or leather. 

Always choose pulses from a reputable brand to guarantee that they are a fantastic source of protein, have almost no fat, are moderate in calories, and are incredibly high in nutrition. 

Eating lentils in rotation makes perfect sense because there are so many varieties of lentils available in our nation, each of which has a unique set of nutrients and health advantages. 

Make lentils your go-to ingredient and consume them frequently, ideally twice daily, as they used to be consumed all throughout the nation. Nevertheless, this healthy eating behaviour is being phased out, just like many others. It's time to breathe new life into it.