Garlicky Lentil Dip

Quick-to-cook tender red lentils absorb the deep garlic flavour in this dip, which is pepped up with a dose of lemon juice, a subtle infusion of cumin, and a blast of chilli powder. To enjoy some snappy fun, serve the pungent Garlicky Lentil Dip with bread sticks.

Garlicky Lentil Dip

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Garlicky Lentil Dip recipe - How to make Garlicky Lentil Dip

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 cup
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3 medium sized garlic (lehsun) cloves (unpeeled)
1/2 cup masoor (whole red lentil) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp olive oil

For Serving
bread sticks

  1. Roast the garlic cloves on a slow open flame, with the help of a pair of tongs, till they are brown but not burnt. Peel the garlic cloves and keep aside.
  2. Combine the masoor, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Strain the masoor and refresh it with cold water. Keep aside.
  4. Combine all the ingredients including the masoor and garlic and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve chilled with bread sticks.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy27 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates3.6 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.4 mg


Garlicky Lentil Dip
 on 05 Nov 16 09:18 PM

Great recipe....great taste......even my three year old daughter liked it.....
Tarla Dalal
07 Nov 16 09:11 AM
   Hi Pooja, We are very happy to know you all loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Garlicky Lentil Dip
 on 08 Oct 14 03:19 PM

I tried this dip as i thought its different from the regular ones which we have.. and it tastes really really good.. Thanks for this wonderful recipe with unique combination..
Garlicky Lentil Dip
 on 07 Oct 14 04:35 PM

Whole masoor tastes great when flavoured with garlic and olive oil. another great dip for endurance athletes as the whole grain is used and that is always healthy. Good fat also used through olive oil. Get plenty of energy from this dip.
Garlicky Lentil Purée
 on 28 Jun 13 03:45 PM

Simple recipe with the goodness of whole masoor. I tried it...Bread sticks is a fantastic accompaniment to this dip.