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masoor Line breaks: ma¦soor
Pronunciation: /mʌˈsʊə/
(also masoor dal)

Definition of masoor in English:


A lentil of a small orange-red variety.
Example sentences
  • The most popular of these are dried, split mung beans (moong dal) and dried black gram beans (urad dal); the yellow split pea (channa dal); and small, pinkish-red lentils (masoor dal) that turn pale yellow when cooked.
  • Still, those who do go there to savour the ‘best of Parsi cuisine’ - showcased in dishes such as akoori, patra-ni-machhi, sali boti and sali murghi, curry rice, dhandal patio, cutlets, and masoor - get to dine, and dance as well.
  • Masoor may be substituted with any other whole lentils of your choice.


From Hindi masūr.

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