Dim diye musur dal- Lentil with Eggs

I face quite a bit of struggle while feeding dal to my son. He is such a hard core non-vegetarian, he only eats dal cooked with fish head, ( a bengali delicacy, machher matha diye dal).  Hopefully things will be better now. I got this recipe, where musur dal, or red lentil is cooked in a regular manner, but with addition of boiled eggs, which are halved  and fried separately.


  • Red Lentil / Musur Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1, small, chopped
  • Green chilli – as per taste
  • Eggs – 2, boiled
  • Ginger Paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic chopped, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, turmeric, sugar
  • Bay leaves – 2

Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric. add sugar, slit green chilli and keep aside.


Cut the boiled eggs into half, smear salt and turmeric. Fry in little oil and keep aside.


In a clean pan, add 1 tbsp oil, then add the bay leaf, garam masala, then add the chopped onion. Fry till golden brown. Add chopped garlic.


Then add the boiled dal and mix well. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add a bit of water, if dal is too thick.


Add ginger paste and mix well. Slide in the fried eggs. Boil for 2 more minutes and remove from heat.
Serve with plain rice.