Dal Banjari

Dal Banjari

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The intense flavour of urad dal with its skin on is simply brilliant compared to the relatively bland de-skinned version. Together with chana dal and an assortment of spices, green chillies and onions, it transforms into a delicious dal that will make you lick your fingers! It is better to serve the Dal Banjari immediately on cooking, garnished with freshly chopped coriander, in order to retain the proper consistency. Over time, it has the tendency to thicken.

Dal Banjari recipe - How to make Dal Banjari

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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  1. Combine both the dals, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cooked dal, salt, lemon juice and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy184 cal
Protein9.6 g
Carbohydrates25.9 g
Fiber5.6 g
Fat4.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.5 mg
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Dal Banjari
 on 27 Feb 19 08:34 AM

I tried this recipe, its full of taste and easy to make
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 19 04:26 PM
   Hi Saloni, Thank you so much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
Dal Banjari
 on 21 Jan 19 02:32 PM

Tried your Banjari dal. It turned out delicious and so easy to make. My husband loved it. Like to try different recipes and your website is the best. Thanks.
Tarla Dalal
22 Jan 19 09:18 AM
   Hi Bakhtawar, Thank you so much for the feedback. Do try more and more recipes from our website and share with us your thoughts about the same. Happy Cooking!
Dal Banjari
 on 23 Apr 16 10:42 AM

I make this dal quite often and one of ur favourites. Easy to prepare and tasty
Dal Banjari
 on 08 Oct 14 03:34 PM

A perfect rajasthani dal with loads of ghee.. But it gives a specific taste to the dal.. I needed a break from the regular weekday dals.. and so i tried this and actually loved it...