Lal Masoor Dal | Red Malka Masoor Namkeen Dal


Lal Masoor Dal | Red Malka Masoor Namkeen Dal

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  • Fried Masoor Dal topped with traditional Rajasthani spices, salt and hing.
  • Made with Royal Rajasthani recipes.
  • Made from the finest quality Masoor Dal.
  • Handcrafted for great taste and traditional touch.
  • Free from harmful Palmolein Oil or Palm Oil.
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Masoor Dal, Oil, Chilli Powder, Salt, Asafoetida, Garam Masala, Jal Jeera

Presenting Masala Lal Masoor Dal, a tasty and crispy snack made of lentils! Savor this classic Jodhpuri snack, a Jodhpur local specialty. It is made by hand with the ideal ratio of Lal Masoor dal and masala spices, promising to entice your palate. Savor its crisp texture as a tea-time snack or in the morning with your steaming cup of chai. In addition to being vegan, gluten-free, and appropriate for a Jain diet, it is also traditionally offered during Jodhpur weddings. Crispy Masala Lal Masoor Dal will give you a flavor of Jodhpur!



Fried masoor dal is the ingredient in the well-known Indian snack Malka Masoor Dal Namkeen. People of all ages like this crunchy and tasty snack. This post will discuss the many reasons why fried malka masoor dal is so tasty, as well as its components, preparation technique, nutritional value, health advantages, serving ideas, and frequently asked questions.

What is Malka Masoor Dal Namkeen?

Red lentils, or masoor dal, are the ingredient of Malka Masoor Dal Namkeen, a savory snack. To make the dal a crispy and irresistible snack, a mixture of spices, herbs, and other flavorings is added. It is a common street snack in India that is usually eaten as an appetizer or as a side dish with a cup of tea.

Ingredients for Fried Malka Masoor Dal 

These ingredients are needed to make fried malka masoor dal namkeen:

  • 1 cup red lentils, or masoor dal
  • Deep-frying oil
  • One tsp red chili powder
  • Half a teaspoon of powdered turmeric
  • Half a teaspoon of powdered cumin
  • Half a teaspoon of masala chaat
  • Add salt to taste.

How to Make Fried Malka Masoor Dal

Here’s how to prepare excellent fried malka masoor dal namkeen, step-by-step instructions are provided:

  • After giving the masoor dal a good wash, let it soak in water for around two hours.
  • To remove extra moisture, drain the soaked dal and spread it out on a fresh kitchen towel.
  • For frying, heat the oil in a deep pan or kadhai. Make sure there is heat in the oil but not smoke.
  • In tiny batches, add the drained masoor dal to the heated oil and fry it.
  • Cook the dal over medium heat until it becomes crispy and golden brown. To guarantee uniform cooking, stir from time to time.
  • After the dal is fried, take it out with a slotted spoon and drain it on kitchen paper towels to get rid of extra oil.
  • Take the remaining batches of dal and cook them again.
  • Combine the red chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Toss carefully to coat the fried dal evenly after scattering the spice mixture over it.
  • Before putting the fried malka masoor dal namkeen in an airtight container, let it cool completely.

How to Make Your Fried Malka Masoor Dal Delicious? 

  • In addition to cutting down on cooking time, soaking the dal guarantees a crisp texture.
  • To prevent the dal from getting mushy, make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the dal.
  • Dal should be fried in small batches to ensure consistent cooking and avoid packing the pan too full.
  • As soon as the fried dal is taken out of the oil, season it to guarantee that the flavor is properly infused.

Benefits of Malka Masoor Dal 

Malka masoor dal has several health advantages in addition to being delicious. Among them are a few of them:


High in Protein: Plant-based protein, which is necessary for muscle growth and repair, is abundant in masoor dal.

Rich in Fiber: Rich in dietary fiber, it facilitates satiety, aids in digestion, and supports weight maintenance.

Rich in nutrients: Masoor dal is a good source of iron, folate, potassium, and vitamin B6.

Low in Fat: Compared to other fried snacks, fried malka masoor dal namkeen has a comparatively low-fat content, thus it should be consumed in moderation.

Fried Malka Masoor Dal’s Nutritional Value

The ingredients, cooking technique, and serving size of fried malka masoor dal namkeen can all affect its nutritional content. The approximate nutritional makeup of 100 grams of fried masoor dal namkeen is as follows:


350–400 kcal of calories

18–20 grams of protein

grams of carbohydrates (50–55)

6–8 grams of fat

5–7 grams of fiber


Serving Ideas

You can have fried malka masoor dal namkeen as a crunchy snack by itself. It goes nicely with a variety of liquids, including tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Here are some ideas for serving:


  • At gatherings and parties, serve it as an appetizer.
  • For an added crunch, top salads or chaats with it.
  • Put it in the office or school snack boxes.


Malka Masoor Dal Namkeen Variations

You can improve the flavors of fried malka masoor dal namkeen by adding your own spin, even though the basic recipe stays the same. Here are some alternatives that you could try:

Spicy Masala Dal Namkeen: To make it spicier and tangier, add extra spices such as amchur powder, garam masala, or black pepper.

Minty Masoor Dal Namkeen: For a cool variation, toss the fried dal with chaat masala and dried mint powder.

Sweet and Spicy Dal Namkeen: To create a distinctive blend of sweet and spicy flavors, combine brown sugar or jaggery with red chili powder.

In summary

A delicious snack that blends the flavor of masoor dal with an enticing crunch is Malka Masoor Dal Namkeen. It is a favorite among snack lovers due to its easy preparation and variety of tastes. Eat this tasty delicacy in moderation, and experiment with different combinations to give it a unique spin. Thus, the next time you’re in the mood for a crunchy and aromatic snack, grab a bowl of fried malka masoor dal namkeen.


Q1. Where can I get malka masoor dal namkeen? A1. Malka masoor dal namkeen can be found in most Indian grocery stores or you can also make it at home using the recipe provided.

Q2. Is malka masoor dal namkeen suitable for vegetarians? A2. Yes, malka masoor dal namkeen is a vegetarian snack made from lentils.

Q3. Can I add more spices to make it spicier? A3. Yes, you can adjust the spice level according to your taste preferences by adding more red chili powder or other spices.

Q4. Is malka masoor dal namkeen suitable for people with diabetes? A4. While masoor dal is considered a good option for diabetics due to its low glycemic index, the fried namkeen should be consumed in moderation.

Q5. Can I make malka masoor dal namkeen without deep frying? A5. Deep-frying gives the namkeen its characteristic crunch. However, you can try baking the soaked dal in the oven at a high temperature for a healthier alternative.

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 18 × 14 × 7 cm
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250g, 500g, 1 Kg

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    Spicy Rajasthani dal.

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