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Brown lentils curry

Akka Massor / brown lentils is a comforting and nutritious dish that combines the lovely flavour of brown lentils and a blend of mixed herbs and spices creating a satisfying and wholesome meal.


For the Lentils

250 grams of brown lentils (akka Massor)

Water (enough to cover the lentils)


1. Soak the brown lentils for an hour, then wash well.

2. Add just enough water to cover the lentils and bring to a boil.

3. Cook until the lentils are done to your liking.

For the Curry

2 onions, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

2 Kashmiri chilies

1/2 cup of mixed herbs (coriander leaves, dill leaves, and mint leaves), chopped

Salt to taste

1/4 cup of mixed herbs for garnish

2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste

Spice Powders:

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder


Step 1

Heat oil in a vessel. Sauté the dry Kashmiri chilies lightly. Add the finely chopped onions . Sauté until the onions turn lightly brown. Add the finely chopped tomatoes , salt to taste and cook until they turn soft.

Step 2

Add the ginger-garlic paste and the prepared spice powders. Pour in 2 cups of water and allow the mixture to cook for a minute on medium flame.

Step 3.

Add 1/2 cup of mixed herbs (coriander leaves, mint leaves, and dill leaves). Mix thoroughly and cook for another minute.

Step 4

Add the cooked brown lentils (akka Massor) to the curry. Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame. If required, add salt.

Step 5

Finally, add the 1/4 cup of mixed herbs for garnish .


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