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Shevga Dal Masala: This Maharashtrian Dal Recipe is All You Need for a Quick Dinner Fix



If there’s one comfort food in all Indian households, it has to be the classic lentils, right? The soothing taste, easy recipes and comfort on the palate make lentils one of the most commonly cooked dishes in the country. From dal tadka to dal makhani, it is such an undying love for lentils that most of us indulge this delicious and versatile staple in our daily diet. For example, on those tiring workdays when you can’t stand to sweat it out in the kitchen, it is the classic dal-roti or dal-chawal combination that comes to our rescue. Just pair this heavenly palate with a mango pickle and you’ve got yourself a wholesome meal right there. Such is the versatility of simple lentils that we can have a different lentil for every day of the week and still have plenty left to try for the weekend.

Shevga Dal Masala is easy and delicious to make

And since our favorite dal is enough to complete a quick and easy meal, we thought why not bring you a delicious lentil recipe that can be your next trip to your busy/tired/lazy day. it is called shevga dal masala and is a Maharashtrian dal recipe which is good enough to complete a meal on its own. But keep in mind, lentils are no ordinary lentils, it comes with a Southern flavor and is an extremely healthy addition that is drumstick. An easy sambar, if you can call it that, shevga dal masala is enhanced with a tempering of ghee and curry leaves. Pressure cook, temper and serve, how easy it is to enjoy this nutritious dish. Read the recipe below.

(Also Read: How To Make Murungai Podi, A Nutritious South Indian Spice (With Health Benefits))

How to make Shevga Dal Masala El Shevga Dal Masala Recipe:

Wash and soak the urad dal for some time. In a pressure cooker add soaked lentils, drumstick, chopped ginger-garlic and all other required ingredients. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Remove the lid and put on the necessary decorations. Now heat ghee in a tadka pan, add asafoetida, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Pour over the lentils.

As soon as you pour the tempering, put the lid back on. This will ensure that the aroma of the tempering seeps into the dal and will make it more delicious.

Prepare it on busy nights or on days when you want to enjoy a light and hearty meal. For the Shevga Dal Masala recipe, click here.

Try this easy Maharashtrian dal recipe and let us know how it’s made, in the comments below.


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