Variety Dal


Variety Dal

Nutritious and Tasty dal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people



  • Soak all the dals in water for about 20 - 30 mins.
  • Pressure cook all the different types of dals together with a pinch of turmeric and drop of oil for about 4 whistles atleast, so that they are well cooked.
  • Allow to cool and then mash the dal well and keep aside.
  • Grate the tomato and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter cumin seeds.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute till light brown.
  • Add in the grated tomato and cook well.
  • Add 1 tsp of cumin powder and cook for a minute.
  • Add in the mashed dal and mix well.
  • Add a little water if required and allow to cook for 5 mins, till it all blends well.
  • Add in the salt to taste.
  • :- The dal has to be of thick consistency.
  • When done, remove from stove.
  • Add a tbsp of curds and mix it well.
  • :- Serve hot with chappathi/rotis.
  • :- You may use any type of dal. Using 4 - 5 different types of dal adds to nutrition value. :- If u do not have curds, u may use a tbsp of lime juice instead.
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Response (1)
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    Bhama Karunakaran April 10, 2007

    very tasty for chappathi as well rice, we added required red chilli powder also chilli powder is missing in the recipe. Thanks

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