Mix Daal

Posted by : Pragya Bansal


    • 1/4 Cup whole Urad Dal (black lentils)
    • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
    • 1/4 cup Moong
    • 1/4 cup Masoor Dal
    • 1/4 cup Tuar Dal ( Arhar)
    • 2 small Onions, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste (Garlic: optional )
    • 2 Green Chillies
    • 2 Large Tomatoes
    • As per taste Salt
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Red Chilly
    • 1 tsp Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tbsp Ghee/Oil
    • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
    • A pinch of (Hing)for garnishing Coriander Leaves

Method / Process

  • Mix, pick, rinse several times and soak the Lentils in Water for 1-2 hours.
  • In a pressure cooker ( or slow cooker ) add the mix of Lentils and pour some Water, till the water level reaches above the level of lentils. Add Salt and Turmeric and pressure cook ( or cook it, if using slow cooker) till 3-4 whistles of cooker.
  • Meanwhile in a frying pan or kadahi, pour 1 1/2-2 tbsp of Ghee or Oil and let it heat up. Carefully add a pinch of hing and some Cumin seeds.
  • When Cumin is brown, add Ginger Garlic or just Ginger paste, saute well, then add Onions and saute again till slight brown in colour.
  • Add Tomatoes, Green Chillies, Coriander Powder and cook well till oil separates out or till Tomatoes are cooked well.
  • Now just whisk the Dal slightly and pour it in the pan or kadahi ( you can pour the Onion- Tomato mixture in the cooker if your frying pan cannot accommodate the Dal).
  • Mix well, add some Water if needed and cook on low flame for atleast 15 minutes or pressure cook it till 3 whistles of cooker.Simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Adjust the consistency of Dal. This Dal is supposed to be of creamy consistency. The longer you cook it on low flame , the more creamy texture is obtained.
  • Garnish with Coriander Leaves.11. Serve it with Rice/ Roti.

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