Mixed Dal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 2 tbsp toor dal (split pigeon peas)
  • 2 tbsp urad dal chilka (split black gram)
  • 2 tbsp moong dal (yellow lentils)
  • 2 tbsp masoor dal (red lentils)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee/oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2” ginger, chopped
  • 6-7 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Method –

  1. Clean the lentils, wash and soak for 30 minutes
  2. Add the lentils in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water and a pinch of turmeric powder
  3. Pressure cook for 15 minutes on medium heat
  4. When the pressure releases, lightly mash the dals
  5. Heat ghee/oil in a pan
  6. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and dry red chillies
  7. Add the onions and sauté till light golden
  8. Add ginger and garlic and sauté till raw smell goes away
  9. Add chopped tomatoes
  10. Sauté till the tomatoes soften
  11. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and asafoetida powder
  12. Mix well
  13. Add the cooked dal and mix well
  14. Add 1/2 cup water or as per the consistency required
  15. Season with salt and mix again
  16. Simmer on low flame till dal thickens a bit
  17. Switch off the flame and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves

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