Spicy Mixed Dal

Spicy Mixed Dal

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With five protein-rich dals, this Spicy Mixed Dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis.

We have started by pressure cooking a combination of 5 dals : yellow moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal, chana dal and toovar dal to make spicy mixed dal. You can used any dals that you have available in your pantry to make the healthy mixed spicy dal. For the tempering take ghee in a kadhai, you can use oil or butter if you wish to. Add cumin seeds, onions and ginger garlic paste. Add tomatoes, use ripe ones to get the best quality dal. Further, add garam masala, coriander cumin seed powder and red chilli powder. Once all the masalas are cooked, add whisked curd which provides protein and calcium making the dal healthy. Add coriander leaves for freshness and add the cooked dal and cook it. Our Punjabi style mixed dal is ready to be served!!

To perk up the flavour of mixed dal you can even give it a twist by adding second tempering, Punjabi tadka over it or giving dal a chaunk!!

The spicy mixed dal recipe is easy and quick to prepare all you needn’t to do is soak the dals to ensure uniform cooking. At home we have it with steamed rice.

Most households routinely prepare dal as a part of their everyday meal. Different states have different homely ways of cooking dal, but one commonality is that most it are quick and easy to prepare so can prepared with much ado on a routine basis.

Enjoy spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal | with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Spicy Mixed Dal recipe - How to make Spicy Mixed Dal

Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings

Ingredients


For Spicy Mixed Dal
1 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp toovar (arhar) dal
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/2 cup beaten fresh curds (dahi)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving With Spicy Mixed Dal
rotis or parathas

Method
For spicy mixed dal

    For spicy mixed dal
  1. To make spicy mixed dal, wash all the dals. Soak for 1 hour and then drain.
  2. Combine the dals, 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the garam masala, chilli powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add the curds and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Add the dals, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve the spicy mixed dal hot with rotis or parathas.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy160 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates14 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat8.6 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Sodium14.5 mg
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  1. Like spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal |  then see our collection of Popular Dal Recipes from all over India. Most households routinely prepare dal as part of their everyday meal. Different states have different homely ways of cooking dal, but one commonality is that most of these are quick and easy to prepare so they can be prepared without much ado on a routine basis.

For preparing the spicy mixed dal

  1. For preparing the spicy mixed dal, we will be using 5 varieties of dal. You can use a combination of any dal that is easily available and mostly consumed in your household. We will first clean, pick and measure the yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), masoor dal (split red lentil), urad dal (split black lentils), chana dal (split bengal gram) and toovar (arhar) dal.
  2. Wash all the dals very well. Additionally, you can put some rajma and kabuli chana too.
  3. Immerse in clean water.
  4. Cover with a lid and soak for 1 hour. If making in large quantity, soak the dals for a longer period of time.
  5. This is how it looks after soaking.
  6. After an hour, drain the dals.
  7. For cooking the spicy mixed dal, we will now pressure cook the dals so add the soaked and drained dals in a pressure cooker. You can even cook them in an open pan until soft but, that takes a longer period of time.
  8. Add 2 cups of water.
  9. Add the turmeric powder.
  10. Also, add salt.
  11. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles or until the dals are cooked.
  12. Allow the steam to escape naturally before opening the lid.This helps in internal cooking of the dal under pressure. Also, if you open the cooker while steam due to pressure is still inside, you might get burned.
  13. For preparing the restaurant style mixed dal, heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai. Ghee can be swapped with oil or butter. 
  14. When the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  15. When the seeds crackle, add onions.
  16. Also, add the ginger-garlic paste. Lear how to prepare
  17. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the raw aroma of adrak-lehsun paste goes away.
  18. Add the tomatoes. Use best quality, red ripe tomatoes to get a flavorful dal.
  19. Add 2 tbsp of water for the tomatoes to cook faster and have a mushier consistency.
  20. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  21. Add the garam masala. I made a fresh batch of garam masala yesterday which I will be using to enhance the flavour of spicy mixed dal.
  22. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder. During summers, I dry (roast) dhania-jeera in sunlight and ground it to make homemade dhania-jeera powder which I generally use in most of my Indian dal recipes.
  23. Add the chilli powder. Adjust according to the spice level you prefer.
  24. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  25. Add the curd. The protein in this recipe comes from the various dals while yogurt helps in providing calcium making this spicy mixed dal a healthy recipe.
  26. Add the coriander.
  27. Mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  28. Add the dals.
  29. Mix spicy mixed dal | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal | well and cook on a low flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  30. Serve the spicy mixed dal hot with rotis or parathas. To perk up the dal or to make it Punjabi dal tadka style, you can even give a second tempering/ chaunk (tadka) to the spicy dal.
  31. Recipes similar to the healthy mixed dal are Mixed Dal with Spinach and Kabuli Chana, Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables and Mixed Vegetable Dal that you must try!

Spicy Mixed Dal, healthy for all

  1. Apart from paneer, dals are one of the best source of protein for vegetarians. A serving of this spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal | fulfils 10% of your daily protein intake.   
  2. That means this spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal | is truly wholesome. It is a combination of 5 different varieties of dals – you are free to make your own combo though. The dals provide enough B vitamins as well – these are necessary to boost many metabolic reactions in the body. 
  3. Further calcium and phosphorus are two other minerals which you can stock up on with this spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal |. Both the nutrients are necessary to strengthen bones. With low sodium count, it completely suits those who want  low blood pressure dals and heart friendly dals
  4. Diabetics too can enjoy this spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal |. With not much to chew on, senior citizens are also sure to relish it. For kids, reduce the spice slightly. Overall, it’s a family delicacy. Serve it with whole wheat phulkas or bhakri

Reviews

Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 04 Aug 19 09:40 AM
5

This is an amazing recipe. We loved it, will def make it again and again :) Thank you!
Tarla Dalal
04 Aug 19 10:59 AM
   Nayha, thanks for your feedback. Happy cooking with Tarla Dalal.
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 10 Apr 19 07:14 PM
5

Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 14 Aug 17 03:47 PM
5

I tried this recipe and it turned out really well. Both my husband and kiddo loved it. Thanks...
Tarla Dalal
14 Aug 17 04:51 PM
   Hi, Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 23 Jul 17 01:59 PM
5

I made it for my husband. He really relished it. Thank you so very much.
Tarla Dalal
24 Jul 17 08:35 AM
   Hi, Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 23 Jul 17 01:57 PM
5

Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 21 Jun 17 08:43 AM
5

My husband who doesn''t like anyone else''s veg dish besides his mom''s... love it. Only change ill make is not put to much chilli powder (double the recipe called for :/ (i still don''t know what i was thinking at the time!)).
Tarla Dalal
21 Jun 17 09:27 AM
   Thanks Anu, glad your husband loved the Dal you cooked. Keep making him some new recipes and he will love them.
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 20 Apr 17 06:42 PM
5

What if we dont have coriander jeera seefs powder?
Tarla Dalal
21 Apr 17 08:38 AM
   Hi Minu, You can add only coriander powder also is fine.
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 05 Mar 17 12:36 PM
5

Just made this Dal. It has turned out very delicious. Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
06 Mar 17 09:14 AM
   Hi Arati, Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 16 Jan 17 09:53 AM
5

It was not at all good.given measurements are not proper.
Tarla Dalal
16 Jan 17 10:12 AM
   Hi Sonam, This recipe has been tried here twice and it was perfect. Wanted to know what went wrong with it ? so we can help you in a better way??
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 08 Oct 16 08:57 PM
5

Dear mam, Basically I''m from north East India ( mizo) . First time I cook for my family... N they loved it very much. Thanks
Tarla Dalal
10 Oct 16 08:52 AM
   Hi Aeilish, Thank you very much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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