Dal Masala

Dal Masala is a spice blend used to flavor lentil dishes in Indian cuisine. It is a mixture of various aromatic spices that give a rich, warm, and earthy flavor to lentil dishes. The blend typically includes coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric, red chili powder, and asafoetida (hing). The combination of these spices creates a unique flavor that enhances the taste of dal, a popular Indian lentil soup. Dal Masala is also used in other lentil dishes, such as sambar and rasam, which are commonly served with rice or chapati. It is a versatile spice blend that can be used to add flavor to a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Dal Masala is widely available in most Indian grocery stores and can also be made at home by grinding the spices together.