Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe

A delicious party appetizer that is made from mashed masoor dal and potatoes mixed along with Indian spice and shaped into kebabs and shallow fried.

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Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe
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Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe, you can always try experimenting with your ingredients to create a delicious and yet a healthy recipe.Masoor dal kebabs is made by using potato as a binder and is mixed along with basic Indian spices. These are the best for any party appetizer or just can be simply made for your everyday lunch.

Masoor dal contains a high level of proteins and is also rich in fiber. It also falls into an antioxidant property also.

Serve the Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe along with Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani Recipe,Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe or it can simply serve with a yogurt dip to enjoy it for your appetizers. 

If you are looking for more Kebabs Recipes, here are some : 

  1. Saunf Aloo & Dal Kebab Recipe
  2. Sweet Potato & Beet Kebab Ball Recipe
  3. Dahi Ke Kebab (Yogurt/Curd Fritters - Non Fried)

Course: Appetizer
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , skin peeled and boiled
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal (Whole) , soaked for at least 6 hours
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 3 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil

How to make Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe

  1. To begin making the Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe, pressure cook the peeled potatoes separately first in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water, salt an pinch for at least 4 whistle. The potatoes need to be completely soft and easy to mash. 

  2. Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally and take the potatoes out and place it in a mixing bowl. Once it has cool down you can mash it well. 

  3. Now cook soaked masoor dal with 2 cups of water, salt to taste for at least 6-8 whistle, once done allow the pressure to release naturally, drain out the excess water and you can use the water that has been drained out for your dals, curries etc, to give your dish a healthy touch.

  4. Mash the masoor dal also coarsely and them along with the potatoes and mix well. 

  5. Heat a sauce pan with oil, add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle for few seconds.

  6. Add chopped garlic, ginger and saute until they soften. Add onions and green chilli and saute until the onions turn translucent.

  7. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and give it a stir.

  8. Add mashed potato and masoor dal and slowly mix well until all the masala is evenly coated. Keep mixing until the kebab mixture combines together.

  9. Leave it to dry and switch off the heat. Once the mixture is cooled down, pinch out a small portion of the mixture and start shaping them into cylindrical shapes. Do the same for the rest of the mixture.

  10. Heat a flat skillet with 3 tablespoon oil, add the kebabs slowly and keep turning it over until it crisps up evenly on all the side.

  11. Serve the Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe along with Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani Recipe,Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe or it can simply serve with a yogurt dip to enjoy it for your appetizers.