May 15, 2013


Tuar dal [arhar dal] 1/4 cup
Urad dal 1/4 cup
Moong dal 1/4 cup
Red masoor dal 1/4 cup
Chana dal, lightly crushed 1/4 cup
Cloves 4
Whole black peppercorns 4
Cinnamon [dal chini] 1 stick
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Onion, finely chopped 1
Whole red chilies 3
Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Clarified butter[ghee] or oil 2 tablespoons
Green coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  1. Wash all the daals well, transfer into the pressure cooker, add water, salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Let it open. Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat, add cumin , whole red chilies, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon, and let it splutter.
  3. Now add onions, and ginger-garlic paste and saute until light brown.
  4. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala and saute for 1 minute, now add cooked daal, stir, bring to a boil.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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